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Occiput
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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


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Demonstrating an effective manipulation for the occiput (CO/C1)

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Sphenoid, Occiput, Vomer and Ethmoid CSR Motion by Tad Wanveer

www.carycentercst.com A side view of the sphenoid, occiput, vomer and ethmoid moving in synchrony with the craniosacral rhythm.

Lateral Occiput Adjustment

Dr. G shows us his lateral occiput adjustment.

The Skull in Motion - Atlas and Occiput

This animation shows Flexion and Extension of the Atlas and Occiput.

Kiso occiput non force adjusting

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Gonstead cervical chair occiput adjustment

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Occiput - Lateral Bending on Skeleton

Occiput - Lateral Bending on Skeleton.

Chiropractic Wall Adjustment and Occiput Drop Test

Beverly Hills Chiropractor, Dr. Zail Khalsa of Inner Health demonstrates the Occiput drop test and seated wall adjustment. http://www.drzail.com/

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