Stafne cyst

Case contributed by Dalia Ibrahim
Diagnosis almost certain


Cyst on OPG for further assessment.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A small radiolucent well-corticated defect is seen at the lingual wall of the left mandible between the inferior alveolar nerve canal and the inferior border of the posterior mandible just anterior to the angle of the jaw. This defect is filled with fat.

Case Discussion

Stafne cysts are small cortical defects near the angle of the mandible below the mandibular canal.

Case courtesy of Dr Amir Elhamy, Theodor bilharz institute, Egypt.

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