Stafne bone defect in the anterior mandible

Taysi M. , Ozden C., Cankaya B., Olgac V., YILDIRIM S.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.43, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1259/dmfr.20140075


Lingual mandibular bone defect, also known as Stafne bone cavity, is mostly seen in the posterior portion of the mandible. Cavities in the anterior region are very unusual, with around 50 cases reported in the English literature. They are often asymptomatic and found during routine radiographic examinations. This article describes a case of anterior Stafne bone cavity in a 56-year-old male patient.