Lingual cortical mandibular defects: a radiographic incidence study

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1980 Sep;50(3):287-91. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(80)90386-2.


Two thousand six hundred ninety-three oral panoramic radiographs were reviewed, and thirteen (0.48 percent) displayed changes characteristic of lingual cortical defects of the mandible. The abnormalities were almost equally distributed on the right and left sides, and none occurred bilaterally. All of the patients with the defects were adult males, and none of the areas was symptomatic. In one patient the defect was determined to have been present for 7 years with no discernible radiographic change.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible / abnormalities*
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Panoramic