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Occiput
Cranium 4.jpg
Details
Latin occiput cranii
occipital artery
occipital vein
occipital lymph nodes
Identifiers
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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Huffington Post
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:26:15 -0700

By wife of 62 years died last night. The proximate cause of her death was a head injury suffered when she struck her occiput on the edge of a bedside table. The ultimate cause of her death was Alzheimer's disease that had ravaged her for 3+ years.

OrthoSpineNews

OrthoSpineNews
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 00:03:30 -0700

When combined with the Occipital Cervical Fusion System and the Universal Spinal System or EXPEDIUM Spinal System, constructs can extend from the occiput to the lower spine. The company recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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 ...

Les Échos

Les Échos
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:41:15 -0700

La foudre était tombée sur l'occiput de Valls, mais il ne cilla pas. - Après tout, c'est encore mieux ainsi, se dit-il, ressaisi. Le président fut aimable avec tous, Fabius, Ségolène, le président du Sénat et tant d'autres encore. - Comme c'est beau ...
 
LesAffaires.com
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:18:45 -0700

Oups, techniquement nous sommes probablement en récession. La Banque du Canada estime que le PIB s'est vraisemblablement contracté dans les premiers six mois de 2015. Retour de l'équilibre budgétaire cette année? Peut-être à Québec, moins sûr à ...

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Télérama.fr
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:08:47 -0700

Cet art ancestral hindou pèse aujourd'hui des dizaines de milliards d'euros de chiffre d'affaires. Le gouvernement nationaliste de Narendra Modi en a fait un instrument du “soft power” indien sur la scène internationale, mais aussi d'encadrement ...

Nature.com

Nature.com
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:45:00 -0700

A new oviraptorid dinosaur was unearthed from the uppermost Upper Cretaceous Nanxiong Formation of Ganzhou area. It is characterized by an anterodorsally sloping occiput and quadrate (a feature shared with Citipati), a circular supratemporal fenestra ...

The Atlantic

The Atlantic
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:07:30 -0800

Each of Kazuo Ishiguro's seven novels has a “buried giant”—a monstrous secret that is gradually exhumed, with unsettling consequences. We happen upon a fingernail, then a tooth, an ulna, a rib cage, an occiput, each discovery staggering in itself ...
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