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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 792145, 3 pages
Case Report

Multiple Stafne Bone Defects: A Rare Entity

1Department of Oral Radiology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, P.O. Box 52, 13414-903 Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
2Department of Oral Radiology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Rua Araújo Pinho, 62, Salvador–BA 40110-150, Brazil

Received 9 December 2010; Accepted 10 January 2011

Academic Editors: A. Bardow, A. Carrassi, H. Devlin, and D. Schulze

Copyright © 2011 Luciana Barreto Vieira Aguiar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Stafne bone defects (SBDs) are generally located in the lingual cortex, close to the mandibular angle. We report the occurrence of multiple SBDs in an asymptomatic patient, a 60-year-old man, referred to a radiology clinic to undergo examination for the purpose of implant planning. The case of multiple SBD presented here, probably the first reported in the literature, reinforces the hypothesis that some cases of SBD may be the result of a focal failure during the ossification of the mandible.