CASE REPORT
Diagnosis of Stafne’s Bone Cavity With Dental Computerized Tomography
 
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Selcuk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Konya, Turkey
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Erciyes University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kayseri, Turkey
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Karadeniz Technique University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Trabzon, Turkey
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Erciyes University, Faculty of Dentistry Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Kayseri, Turkey
Online publish date: 2009-01-15
Publish date: 2009-01-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2009;6(1):42–45
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ABSTRACT:
Stafne’s bone cavity (SBC) is asymptomatic radiolucent lesion of the lower jaw and generally seen incidentally during routine radiographic examinations. Diagnosis of this lesion is essential because of its similarity with other odontogenic pathologies. We present three cases of SBC which was firstly diagnosed with plain radiographs that were confirmed with dental computerized tomography. Asymptomatic radiolucent lesions of the mandible should be confirmed with advanced imaging techniques in order to avoid unnecessary surgery.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Osman A. Etöz   
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Erciyes Universitesi Dis Hekimligi Fakultesi Cerrahi Bolumu, 38039 Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey; Fax: 903524380657, Phone: 903524374937
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