‘Submental intubation: a literature review’ by Jundt et al. [Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 41 (2012) 46–54]

I read with great interest the study of JUNDT et al. Congratulations to the authors for giving a new insight into different type of review of this well-established technique of submental/transmylohyoid intubation and their attempt to give new airway algorithm in craniofacial surgery patients.

However the article would have been more complete if search would have included the transmylohyoid intubation as a key word.

The nomenclature transmylohyoid appears in our article, Gadre and Kushte.

The reasons and justification for not including and acknowledging article by Hernandes et al. in our 1992 article are well highlighted, in our article published in 2010.

The article by Jundt et al., being a review article, is supposed to be complete and cover all aspects including terminologies and synonyms, the terminology ‘transmylohyoid’ was not included in the article nor had been searched, leaves some room for betterment. Our 2010 article cites terminology ‘transmylohyoid’ coined in 1992 which should have prompted the author to search for the terminology. This review paper does not cite our article published in 1992. Transmylohyoid is also a terminology included in title of our 2010 publication and in fact the reason to include this terminology was to establish that these two terms, transmylohyoid and submental, should be used and searched synonymously during further publication by any author.

In our 2010 article, we have proposed terminology “transmylohyoid” intubation to be more apt than submental, for reasons well stated in the article.

The author states that 10 years had passed before second article was published in 1995, which is erroneous as our publication was in 1992. This overlook must probably be due to difference in nomenclature (transmylohyoid and submental which is a more popular).



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Jan 26, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on ‘Submental intubation: a literature review’ by Jundt et al. [Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 41 (2012) 46–54]

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