This is a response to a letter replying to our paper discussing the significance of the uvula during palatoplasty and our surgical technique of uvula repair. The hemi-uvula repair technique was developed independently in our department. In our publication, we fully cited the 2 studies by Rossell-Perry et al about uvula repair and acknowledged them to be the first to publish the concept of using one hemi-uvula. Upon further study, the mistake of omitting 2 references from the list, although they were cited in the text, was found to have occurred during the transition between publishers of this journal (corrected in Erratum). We highlighted some of the differences in the studies and techniques, which are already discussed in our paper, for further clarification.