Stafne cyst

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Cyst on panoramic x-ray of the mandible for further assessment.

Patient Data

Age: 40-year-old
Gender: Male

A small radiolucent well-corticated defect is seen at the lingual wall of the mandible on the left side posteriorly between the inferior alveolar nerve and the inferior border of the posterior mandible between the molars and the angle of the jaw. This defect is filled with fat.

Case Discussion

Stafne cysts are small cortical defects near the angle of the mandible below the mandibular canal, and usually incidental findings.

Case courtesy of Dr Amir Elhamy, Theodor bilharz institute, Egypt.

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Case information

rID: 49826
Published: 5th Dec 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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