Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Stafne Bone Cavity: A Rare Case Affecting the Anterior Mandible

Annie Pellatt*

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, UK

*Correspondance to: Annie Pellatt 

Fulltext PDF


Stafne’s Bone Cavity (SBC) is a well-documented lesion with clear radiographic diagnostic parameters. Usually occurring in the posterior mandible, the lesion contains salivary gland tissue and is asymptomatic and non-invasive. In contrast, anterior salivary gland inclusion defects are very rare and can present a diagnostic conundrum. They can be unilateral or bilateral, and may appear anywhere between the premolar teeth. The anterior variant is commonly confused with radicular cysts and radiographically can be similar to other insidious lesions. Like their posterior counterparts they occur more often in males in the fifth to seventh decades.


Pellatt A. Stafne Bone Cavity: A Rare Case Affecting the Anterior Mandible. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2668..

Subscribe to Our Newsletter