An unusual case of multilocular Stafne bone cavity

ETÖZ M. , Etoz O. A. , Sahman H. , Sekerci A. E. , Polat H. B.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.41, sa.1, ss.75-78, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1259/dmfr/34731967
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-78


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. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (2012) 41, 75-78. doi:10.1259/dmfr/34731967