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Revista odontológica mexicana

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TIOL-CARRILLO, Agustín; GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Guillermo; O-ZAVALA, Jesús Alejandro De la  and  RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ, Óscar Jonathan. Stafne bone cavity in a pediatric patient: report of a case. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.4, pp.231-234. ISSN 1870-199X.

Stafne´s bone cavity is a radiographic finding that is accidentally discovered during the routinary image exploration. This is a radiolucent, well-defined and unilateral fi nding that is usually located in the back of the jaw. Most of the times this radiographic fi nding is confused with tumors or cyst. However, as it is an anatomical variant, it doesn´t require any treatment. The aim of this article is to present the case of an eight year old boy who was referred for presenting an isolated mandibular lesion accidentally found during a radiographic study, initially confused with a tumor, but after being studied, it was nothing more than a non-pathological anatomical find: de Stafne's bone cavity.

Keywords : Stafne´s defect; Stafne´s bone cavity; oral pathology in children.

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