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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

An unusual case of large, destructive stafne bone cavity with computed tomography findings

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
2 Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Gulhane Military Medicine Academy, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Sumer
Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi, Dis Hekimligi Fakultesi, Agiz Dis Ve Cene Cerrahisi Anabilim Dali, 55139 Kurupelit, Samsun
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-3841.151647

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Stafne bone cavity (SBC) is an asymptomatic lingual bone depression that usually described as a small oval homogenous radiolucency in the posterior mandibular region. The radiographic appearance and location of the SBC are characteristic and easily identified. The diagnosis can be confirmed by computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or sialography. This report describes a case of SBC in a 61-year-old male asymptomatic patient, presenting as a radiolucency in the left mandibular body with loss of buccal and lingual cortical plates on three-dimensional CT scan.

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