digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















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

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occiput — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
2535 videos foundNext > 

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

In this video Dr. Spina demonstrates an effective method for manipulating the Occipito-cervical junction. For a complete description visit http://FunctionalA...

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

http://kisomethod.com A very important part of the Kiso Method and the Kiso cranio-sacral portion of the system. Using a non force cranial manipulation can s...

occiput anterior

Gonstead cervical chair occiput adjustment

First chiropractic visit for the patient. She had a fall 12 years ago and landed face first. With the first run of the scope she has a reaction at C1-C0. The...

Lateral Bending of Occiput - on Kelsey

Lateral Bending of Occiput - on Kelsey.

Occiput - Lateral Bending on Skeleton

Occiput - Lateral Bending on Skeleton.

ISUOG: how to perform ultrasound in labor: assessment of fetal occiput position

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/uog.12439/abstract Transabdominal demonstration of the fetal occiput position, showing assessment of the occiput a...

2535 videos foundNext > 

6 news items

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Ear Acupuncture:- Main points in the ear ( Liver, Kidney, and neck which were used every time, and the complementary points included Endocrine, Sympathetic, Spleen, Shenmen, Heart, Taiyang, Occiput, and shoulder. Ear Press needles were fixed over the ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:07:30 -0700

The Caspian Occipital Anchor allows for fixation behind the occiput, anchoring posterior cervical and thoracic constructs to the spine. The Serengeti retractor system is an existing product now available in Japan, which features a flexible polymer ...
New Zealand Herald
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:03:09 -0700

Lynda Veth, who was fortunate to survive a head injury from falling over her sleeping dog, Cassie. Photo / Doug Sherring. Lynda Veth scalped herself in a freak home accident — by tripping over her dog in the dark and cracking her head open on a door ...
Massage Today
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:41:15 -0700

The intrinsic visceral connections that activate this war between reflexes exist between the occiput and the anterior neck all the way to the sacrum.2. Consider that this resulting tension between the reflex systems is communicated down the length of ...
Mizo News
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:27:09 -0700

Michael did not leave any suicide note behind and the reason behind his action is not yet known. The deceased had shot himself at his mouth and the bullet came out directly at his occiput. Sources said that on last Friday night Michael had exchanged ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:34:05 -0700

This is known as LOA or Left Occiput Anterior. Yoga, swimming, gentle lunges and avoiding reclined seats and bucket seats in cars can really help achieve this position. There's lots you can do to make it easier on the day too! Stay at home as long as ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Occiput

You can talk about Occiput with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!