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Letter to the Editor
May 2012

Notice of Retraction: Duplicate Data Reported in “Anatomical Variability of the Maxillary Artery: Findings From 100 Asian Cadaveric Dissections” (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;136[8]:813-818.)

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine (Drs J.-K. Kim, Cho, and Y.-J. Lee), Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Drs C.-H. Kim, J.-G. Lee, and Yoon), Airway Mucus Institute (Drs C.-H. Kim and Yoon), Research Center for Human Natural Defense System (Dr Yoon), and BK21 Project for Medical Science (Dr Yoon), Yonsei University College of Medicine, and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine (Dr Bae), Seoul, Korea.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(5):525. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.673

We are writing to retract the article “Anatomical Variability of the Maxillary Artery: Findings From 100 Asian Cadaveric Dissections,”1 which was published in the August 2010 issue of the Archives. The data reported in that article were generated by many persons, working in many different departments, and a number of articles were published based on these data. In preparing this most recent article, we were unaware that another article2 based on these data, written by some of our colleagues, reported substantial amounts of the same data as our article. Since our colleagues' article was published 1 month before ours, we would like to retract our article. We regret any problems or confusion that the publication of our article, with its duplicate data, and our delay in reporting this to the Archives and its readers may have caused.