Saudi Journal for Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71--73

Stafne bone cyst: Report of a case and review of the literature


John Spencer Daniels1, Ibrahim Albakry1, Mohammed Ismail Samara1, Ramat Oyebunmi Braimah2 
1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Najran Specialty Regional Dental Center, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ramat Oyebunmi Braimah
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Najran Specialty Regional Dental Center, Najran
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Stafne bone cyst is a rare and asymptomatic bone depression usually discovered incidentally on routine radiographs of the jaws. This pseudocyst could mimic odontogenic pathologies, especially sequelae of dental caries. We present a 25-year-old male with painful right mandibular swelling due to carious teeth on the right side of the mandible which the patient claimed was noticed 3 months prior to presentation. Panoramic radiograph showed grossly carious lower right first molar with periapical granuloma. In close relation with this, periapical pathology was a rounded well-defined radiolucency below the inferior alveolar canal. The patient had an extraction of the right lower first molar and was prescribed antibiotics. The apical pathology resolved completely after the extraction. A diagnosis of Stafne bone cyst was made as incidental finding following further investigation of the radiolucency below the inferior alveolar canal with computed tomographic scan.


How to cite this article:
Daniels JS, Albakry I, Samara MI, Braimah RO. Stafne bone cyst: Report of a case and review of the literature.Saudi J Health Sci 2020;9:71-73


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Daniels JS, Albakry I, Samara MI, Braimah RO. Stafne bone cyst: Report of a case and review of the literature. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];9:71-73
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