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Medical Term:

lingual salivary gland depression


Definition: an indentation on the lingual surface of the mandible within which a portion of the submandibular gland lies; it appears radiographically as a sharply circumscribed ovoid radiolucency between the mandibular canal and the inferior border of the posterior mandible.

Synonym(s): Stafne bone cyst, static bone cyst

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