An unusual case of multilocular Stafne bone cavity

ArticleinDentomaxillofacial Radiology 41(1):75-8 · January 2012with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.39 · DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/34731967 · Source: PubMed


    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.