skeletal developmental abnormalities


Case of the Week: Stafne Defect

This week I have CBCT views of a Stafne defect to show what the defect is – a depression on the lingual aspect of the mandible typically caused by a finger projection of the submandibular salivary gland during development. Thanks and enjoy!


Case of the Week: Cleft Palate

This week I have a case of an unilateral cleft palate with surgery to close the defect. Cleft palate presents as a vertical linear radiolucent defect in the bone in the maxillary lateral incisor region.  Treatment of bone grafting is shown on this case. Pantomograph showing right unilateral cleft palate […]