[Stafne's lacuna, a salivary inclusion in the mandible. Apropos of a case]

J Radiol. 1985 Jan;66(1):71-3.
[Article in French]


Clinically asymptomatic, a radiolucent area in the body of the mandible was discovered on the panoramic radiograph, during a routine examination. The first diagnosis was cyst, but sialogram and CT showed a bone defect on the lingual mandibular wall, with an accessory salivary lobe into the bone cavity, corresponding to a Stafne's idiopathic bone cavity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Choristoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Jaw Cysts / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging
  • Mandibular Diseases / diagnosis
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Salivary Glands*
  • Salivary Glands, Minor*
  • Sialography
  • Submandibular Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed