Stafne’s bone cavity (Lingual salivary gland depression)

Stafne’s bone cavity (Lingual salivary gland depression)

Characteristics
  • It is always asymptomatic and discovered incidentally during radiographic examination.
  • The radiographic appearance and the location are characteristic.
  • Mostly is located in the angle of the mandible, between the mandibular canal and the lower border.
  • Radiograpically is a unilocular, round or oval, well-defined radiolucency with variable cortication. Diameter of the lesion is between 1 to 3 cm.

Stafne bone cavity

Different cases of Stafne bone cavity

Stafne bone cavity