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Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology

Print version ISSN 1808-8694

Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. vol.78 no.4 São Paulo July/Aug. 2012 



Filiform papillae do not have taste buds: reply



Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de AbreuI; Luc Louis Maurice WeckxII; Cleonice Hitomi Watashi HirataIII

IM.Sc; Graduate student
IIFull Professor - Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
IIIPhD. Head of the Stomatology Sector

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Keywords: histology, taste bud, tongue.



We thank you for your comments published in the Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology: "Histological and ultra-structural aspects of undernourished rats' tongues. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. vol. 72 nº 4, São Paulo, July/August 2006". It is true that filiform papillae do not have taste buds. However, since the paper was originally published in Portuguese, there was a misinterpretation of what we wanted to say when it was translated into English. This happened because we were not very clear on the way we described the legend in Figure 3. We meant to say that: "filiform papilla and fungiform papilla with taste bud on top" In other words, the taste bud is associated only to the latter. We added arrows to the figure in order to identify the structures.





Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de Abreu
Luc Louis Maurice Weckx
Cleonice Hitomi Watashi Hirata



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Paper submitted to the BJORL-SGP (Publishing Management System - Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology) on February 24, 2008; and accepted on March 7, 2008. cod. 5731



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