Anterior Stafne's bone cavity mimicking a periapical lesion of endodontic origin: report of two cases

Bornstein, Michael M; Wiest, Roland; Balsiger, Roman; Reichart, Peter A (2009). Anterior Stafne's bone cavity mimicking a periapical lesion of endodontic origin: report of two cases. Journal of endodontics, 35(11), pp. 1598-602. Hagerstown, Md.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.joen.2009.08.008

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INTRODUCTION: This report of 2 cases describes the diagnostic procedures used to identify 2 Stafne's bone cavities (SBC) found in unusually anterior locations in the mandible, both mimicking periapical lesions of endodontic origin. METHODS: In the first patient, a 47-year-old man, an SBC was diagnosed in the area of teeth #27, 28, and 29. In the second patient, a 62-year-old man, the SBC was a fortuitous finding, because this patient was referred for dental implant therapy. RESULTS: In both cases, the final diagnosis was achieved by using limited cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In both patients, the lingual bone cavity was found to be occupied by accessory salivary gland tissue. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of CBCT and MRI as noninvasive diagnostic techniques seems ideal to avoid surgical explorations, incisional biopsies, or enucleations of the lesion for diagnostic purposes.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

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Bornstein, Michael; Wiest, Roland; Balsiger, Roman and Reichart, Peter








Eveline Carmen Schuler

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04 Oct 2013 15:08

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25 Jan 2017 12:16

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