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Cranium 4.jpg
Latin occiput cranii
occipital artery
occipital vein
occipital lymph nodes
TA A01.1.00.003
FMA 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]

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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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:07:38 -0800

About the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation SystemThe 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 ...
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Since January, Zimmer Spine has launched 12 new products including the award-winning Virage® OCT Spinal Fixation System, a posterior system intended for the Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic spine (Occiput-T3), and the Optio-C® Anterior Cervical System, ...


Fri, 16 May 2014 11:44:23 -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 ...

Bloody Elbow

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 22:41:09 -0800

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Bloody Elbow

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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:32:38 -0800

However, his win was nothing if not questionable, as it appeared as though several of his final blows landed on his opponent's occiput region. While he was made aware of the potential mistake, he claims to have not noticed any illegal blows when he was ...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:00:54 -0700

The Stryker orthopedic company is once again under FDA scrutiny after the release of a class 1 recall due to increasing fracture reports regarding their OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. The OASYS system, used to treat patients suffering from spinal ...


Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:04:19 -0800

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