Surg Radiol Anat (2017) 39:935–936 DOI 10.1007/s00276-017-1835-x LETTER TO THE EDITOR A sample of morphological eponym confusion: foramina of Stenson/Stensen 1 1 1 İlhan Bahşi · Mustafa Orhan · Piraye Kervancioglu Received: 10 December 2016 / Accepted: 16 February 2017 / Published online: 28 February 2017 © Springer-Verlag France 2017 To the Editor, Morphological eponyms are structures named generally based on researchers who first defined formations, carrying We read with great interest the articles entitled “Evalua- their names. While a vast portion of morphological epo- tion of the nasopalatine canal and variations with cone- nyms has been abandoned in time, some of these are still beam computed tomography” by Etoz and Sisman , being used prevalently. Additionally, when the literature is “Three-dimensional study of nasopalatine canal morphol- reviewed, it may be seen that structures expressed by some ogy: a descriptive retrospective analysis using cone-beam eponyms differ. Moreover, spelling of eponyms may also computed tomography” by Fernández-Alonso et al.  and vary in some aspects. An example of this case is: Foramina “Cone-beam computed tomographic analysis of the mor- of Stenson/Stensen. phological characterization of the nasopalatine canal in a The Danish scientist Niels Stensen (1638–1686) was pediatric population” by Sekerci et al.  published in Sur-
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