An unusual case of multilocular Stafne bone cavity
ABSTRACT Stafne bone defects (SBDs) are asymptomatic lingual bone depressions of the lower jaw that are frequently caused by soft-tissue inclusion. The common variant of SBD exists at the third molar region of the mandible below the inferior dental canal is an and ovoid-shaped homogeneous well-defined radiolucency. In this report, an unusual occurrence of SBD with multilocular appearance is presented. Asymptomatic lingual bone defects may represent various radiographic features. Detailed radiographic evaluation with CT scans should be performed to differentiate SBDs from other pathologies.
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ABSTRACT: Introduction: The incidence of anterior Stafne bone cyst (lingual mandibular bone defect, static bone cyst, latent bone cyst, developmental submandibular gland defect of the mandible) has been estimated to between 0.009% and 0.3%. It is characterized by a round or ovoid, well-defined border, unilocular radiolucency. Most of anterior Stafne bone defects were located between the cuspid and the first molar, but a few cases have been reported in the incisor area. Case Report: We present a 48-year-old man with anterior Stafne bone defect in the incisor area diagnosed by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Discussion: CBCT can be a confirmatory imaging technique to detect anterior mandibular bony configurations such as Stafne bone cavity with the lingual cortical plate being spared.
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ABSTRACT: Stafne’s mandibular cyst, defect, or cavity, are asymptomatic lingual or buccal bone depressions of the lower jaw frequently caused by soft-tissue inclusion. Radiographically, they are usually located in the lingual cortex, between the angle and the first molar area of the mandible, as round or ovoid radiolucencies with thick and corticated borders. Mandibular bone depressions located on the lingual or buccal aspect of the ramus are the rarest locations with very few cases reported in the literature. In this paper, double idiopathic Stafne bone cavities, one located on the buccal and other located on the lingual aspect of the ramus, are reported, with CBCT and MRI findings.Oral Radiology 07/2013; 29(2):193-197. DOI:10.1007/s11282-012-0121-1 · 0.15 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: In 1942, Stafne described a series of asymptomatic unilocular radiolucent lesions, with well defined margins located near the angle of the mandible. These rare lesions represent non-progressive bone cavities where clinical and imaging control is preferred to invasive treatment. The evidence of a concavity with a lingual opening defined by an intact compact cortical excludes most of the differential diagnosis of other types of bone lesions for which surgical treatment is needed. This article reports the usefulness of three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction for the confirmation of two cases of posterior lingual mandibular bone depressions and makes a review on pathogenesis and methods of investigation of these lesions.07/2012; 53(3):170-174. DOI:10.1016/j.rpemd.2012.05.007