lingual salivary gland depression(redirected from Stafne bone cyst)
lin·gual sal·i·var·y gland de·pres·sion
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.
Stafne,Edward C., U.S. oral pathologist, 1894-1981.
Stafne bone cyst - an indentation on the lingual surface of the mandible within which lies a portion of the submandibular gland. Synonym(s): lingual salivary gland depression
lin·gual sal·i·var·y gland de·pres·sion(linggwăl sali-var-ē gland dĕ-preshŭn)
Indentation on lingual surface of mandible within which part of submandibular gland lies; appears radiographically as a sharply circumscribed ovoid radiolucency.