A rare case of two Stafne bone cavities in the ipsilateral mandible with bicortical bone perforation


ORAL RADIOLOGY, vol.38, no.4, pp.625-629, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11282-022-00628-9
  • Journal Name: ORAL RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.625-629
  • Keywords: Cone-beam computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Panoramic radiography, Salivary glands, DEFECT, CYST, DEPRESSIONS, PREVALENCE, MIMICKING
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Stafne bone cavity (SBC) is a bone defect which appears unilaterally round or oval shaped radiolucent area with well-defined border. The most common location of the defect is the mandibular molar area at the lingual side of the mandible, below the mandibular canal. Additionally other rarer variants of SBC, anterior lingual, buccal aspect of ascending ramus, and lingual aspect of ascending ramus are also reported. In this paper, a rare case of posterior and anterior variant of double SBCs with buccal cortical bone perforation was presented. An 83-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic for a routine dental examination. Panoramic examination presented two well-defined radiolucent areas. One was located at the right posterior region of the mandible, below the inferior alveolar canal and the second in the region of right canine-premolar area, anterior of the mental foramen. Cone beam computed tomography also confirmed the defects. Magnetic resonance imaging of patient showed that posterior variant was filled with part of submandibular gland and anterior variant was filled with part of sublingual gland. The diagnosis was made as double SBCs and the patient was informed about the lesions.