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Occiput
Cranium 4.jpg
Details
Artery occipital artery
Vein occipital vein
Lymph occipital lymph nodes
Identifiers
Latin occiput cranii
Dorlands
/Elsevier
12586226
TA A01.1.00.003
FMA 49187
Anatomical terminology

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] Etymology:occipital : from Latin occiput "back of the skull," from ob "against, behind" + caput "head" . distinguished from sinciput (anterior part of the skull).[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "occipital" A Dictionary of Zoology. Ed. Michael Allaby. Oxford University Press 2009
  2. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=+occiput+&searchmode=none



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2 Minute Medicine

2 Minute Medicine
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:10:04 -0800

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Dynamic Chiropractic
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:45:00 -0800

The occiput rests on the spinal segment commonly known as the atlas, and the two must bilaterally articulate together. However, if a unilateral, unequivocal displacement occurs and is sustained for a prolonged period of time, a distinct impingement of ...

Dallas Observer

Dallas Observer
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:11:04 -0700

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:45:54 -0800

She likes Fairweather Natural Foods (1270 Ironhorse Drive, Park City) for such items. Also, "when outside, i.e., standing in line for a film, people can protect their 'wind gates,' located behind the ears and at the base of the occiput." Translation ...

Irish Medical Times

Irish Medical Times
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:51:03 -0800

In Munro's A Manual of Medicine of 1906 it is recommended that “a blister” be raised on the occiput or behind the ear as a treatment for trigeminal “neuritis”. So during his medical career my grandfather saw and participated in an evolution of ...

Atlantico.fr

Atlantico.fr
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:15:41 -0800

Si le président avait reçu une balle dans l'occiput, le trou d'entrée aurait été petit, mais le visage aurait explosé ! Il est possible de trouver sur internet (reopen 9/11?) la photo de la façade du Pentagone, juste après l'impact, qui montre un petit ...

LawyersandSettlements.com

LawyersandSettlements.com
Fri, 16 May 2014 11:33:45 -0700

Stryker and FDA Issue Class 1 Recall of OASYS Midline Occiput Plate To that end, a lawsuit filed by trial participants seeks to hold Howmedica and Stryker accountable for the now-recalled device (Howmedica does business as Stryker Spine). According to ...

Info-chalon.com

Info-chalon.com
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:34:57 -0800

Son inséparable couvre-chef vissé sur l'occiput, le chanteur à la rhétorique percutante aura engendré des ondes jubilatoires, communiquées à une assistance complice au plus haut degré. Oscillant entre variété, ballade fondante, swing, jazz, musette ...
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