Dental Hypotheses

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--33

Is cone-beam computed tomography diagnostic for anterior Stafne bone cyst: Report of a rare case


Abbas Shokri1, Maryam Baharvand2, Hamed Mortazavi2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dental School, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hamed Mortazavi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Daneshjoo Blvd, Tabnak St, Chamran Highway, Tehran - 1983963113
Iran

Introduction: The incidence of anterior Stafne bone cyst (lingual mandibular bone defect, static bone cyst, latent bone cyst, developmental submandibular gland defect of the mandible) has been estimated to between 0.009% and 0.3%. It is characterized by a round or ovoid, well-defined border, unilocular radiolucency. Most of anterior Stafne bone defects were located between the cuspid and the first molar, but a few cases have been reported in the incisor area. Case Report: We present a 48-year-old man with anterior Stafne bone defect in the incisor area diagnosed by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Discussion: CBCT can be a confirmatory imaging technique to detect anterior mandibular bony configurations such as Stafne bone cavity with the lingual cortical plate being spared.


How to cite this article:
Shokri A, Baharvand M, Mortazavi H. Is cone-beam computed tomography diagnostic for anterior Stafne bone cyst: Report of a rare case.Dent Hypotheses 2015;6:31-33


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Shokri A, Baharvand M, Mortazavi H. Is cone-beam computed tomography diagnostic for anterior Stafne bone cyst: Report of a rare case. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Feb 24 ];6:31-33
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