J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2015 Jun;41(3):145-148. 10.5125/jkaoms.2015.41.3.145.

Stafne bone cavity and cone-beam computed tomography: a report of two cases

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  • 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, Qaseem Private College, Buraidah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. dr_eva1@yahoo.com

Abstract

In 1942 Stafne reported 35 asymptomatic, radiolucent cavities that were unilaterally located in the posterior region of the mandible between the mandibular angle and the third molar, and below the mandibular canal. The term Stafne bone cavity (SBC) is now used for such asymptomatic lingual bone depressions of the lower jaw. Since then there have been many reports of SBCs but very fews tudies have used cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for their diagnosis. The aim of this paper is to describe the clinical and radiological characteristics of two cases of SBCs and the importance of limited CBCT in confirming the diagnosis.

Keyword

Stafne bone cavities; Cone-beam computed tomography; Panoramic radiography; Salivary glands

MeSH Terms

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography*
Depression
Diagnosis
Hyoid Bone
Jaw
Mandible
Molar, Third
Radiography, Panoramic
Salivary Glands
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