45 year old male, incidental finding on OPG.
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A Stafne cyst (also known as a static bone cavity of the mandible or lingual salivary gland inclusion defect ) is lesion involving the mandible represents a cortical defect near the angle of the mandible below the inferior alveolar canal. It is usually an incidental finding and strictly speaking it is not a cyst ( as it does not contain any fluid).
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