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Letters to the Editor - Year2011 - Volume26 - Issue 1

Credit for figure published in the article "Reconstruction of the lower lip after a horse bite: Description of the technique and anatomical review"

To the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery

Dear Sirs,

I would like to request your approval to cite the use of figure number 22.8, page 447, chapter 22, of the book entitled "Plastic Surgery" by Jorge Fonseca Ely, 2nd edition. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan; 1980.

This figure created by Professor Fonseca Ely himself was published in the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2010, 25(4), page 721, along with a copy of the original signature of the author1.

I look forward to giving proper credit to the true author of this figure in future editions of this journal.


Pedro Bins Ely
MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Clinical Surgery of Faculty of Medicine at Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre UFCSPA; Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Service, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre; President of the SBCP-RS


1. Rocha FP, Almeida MWR, Fagundes DJ, Costa TV, Pires JA. Reconstrução de lábio inferior pós-mordedura equina: descrição de técnica e revisão anatômica. Rev Bras Cir Plást. 2010;25(4):719-22.

Corresponding author:
Pedro Bins Ely
Rua Felipe Neri, 447 - sala 302
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil - CEP 90440-150

Correspondence received: March 30, 2011

Letter to the Editor Editors' Note

According to the Instructions to the Authors available in printed format and on the website of the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery (, "Authors are responsible for the content and information in their manuscripts." Moreover, information about Copyrights is also included in the Instructions to Authors: "The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright of the manuscript to the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery... ensure(s) that the article is original, does not infringe any copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties ..." Thus, we take this opportunity to emphasize that the authors of the manuscripts are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce images or any other material that belong to third parties and are responsible for giving credit to them.


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