Stafne bone cavity--magnetic resonance imaging.

Yoram Segev, Max Puterman, Lipa Bodner

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    A case of Stafne bone cavity (SBC) affecting the body of the mandible of a 51-year-old female is reported. The imaging modalities included panoramic radiograph, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Panoramic radiograph and CT were able to determine the outline of the cavity and its three dimensional shape, but failed to precisely diagnose the soft tissue content of the cavity. MR imaging demonstrated that the bony cavity is filled with soft tissue that is continuous and identical in signal with that of the submandibular salivary gland. Based on the MR imaging a diagnosis of SBC was made and no further studies or surgical treatment were initiated. MR imaging should be considered the diagnostic technique in cases where SBC is suspected. Recognition of the lesion should preclude any further treatment or surgical exploration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E345-347
    JournalMedicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Dentistry (all)


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