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Cranium 4.jpg
Latin occiput cranii
Artery occipital artery
Vein occipital vein
Lymph occipital lymph nodes

The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior (back) portion of the head or skull. In insects, the occiput is the posterior part of the head capsule.

The word occipital pertains to the occiput.[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

Trauma to the occiput can cause a basilar skull fracture.

Prominent occiput is a feature of Trisomy 18 (Edward's Syndrome), along with small jaw, low-set ears, and mental retardation. It is also a feature of Trisomy 9 and Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome.

Identification of the location of the fetal occiput is important in obstetrics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "occipital" A Dictionary of Zoology. Ed. Michael Allaby. Oxford University Press 2009

External links[edit]

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21 news items

Daily Mail
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:25:30 -0700

The body of a five- to seven-year-old (pictured left) was found in a 5th century necropolis in Saint-Jean-des-Vignes. Researchers used CT scans to examine the skull (pictured right), and this revealed features including a flattened occiput at the back ...
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:25:45 -0700

The Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System is a posterior system intended for the Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic spine (Occiput-T3). The system consists of a variety of rods, anchors, transverse connectors, screws and polyaxial screws to achieve an implant ...
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700

BBC news reader Kate Silverton only gave birth to her baby boy last week – but she just couldn't wait to share this picture of him on Twitter. “Gorgeous morning all - Introducing ‪#Wilbur our little ray of sunshine x,” she tweeted. Kate, and husband ...

OK! Magazine

OK! Magazine
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:37:30 -0700

"Wilbur was 'persistent occiput posterior' 'dreaded' position for many midwives – but not Jenny and we managed without intervention #indebted," she informed her 33k Twitter followers. After settling down at home with the family's new addition, Kate ...


Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:32:02 -0700

Sauf énorme surprise, le prochain renfort officiel du Paris Saint-Germain sera encore un défenseur et il s'agira de Serge Aurier, le latéral droit du TFC. Même si l'international ivoirien n'est pas un nom ronflant sur le plan européen, il est ...


Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:05:16 -0700

Il est nécessaire d'inspecter tous les jours l'état de la peau et tout particulièrement les zones à risque (peu sollicitées, zones de compression, comme les fesses, le sacrum, les talons, l'occiput, les coudes, etc.), à la recherche de rougeurs ...
Le Devoir (Abonnement)
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:00:02 -0700

Si redoutables puissent-elles être pour les arthropodes, ces micro-peluches suscitent à tout coup l'envie de leur caresser l'occiput : hauts de moins de 40 cm et recouverts d'un pelage soyeux, les suricates ont l'élégance d'un furet, la tête d'un chiot ...
Zinfos 974
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:43:53 -0700

On se souvient du film de Mocky "A mort l'arbitre !" Cela ne s'est pas terminé aussi tragiquement mais l'audience correctionnelle de Saint-Pierre nous a donné, ce jour, un bon exemple des débordements inadmissibles auxquels se laissent aller des ...

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