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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]

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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PR Newswire (press release)
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:22:30 -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 ...
 
Eleven Myanmar
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:58:40 -0700

Eleven pro-student civilians (six males and five females) detained in Thayawaddy jail today were released by Letpadan Township court on bail. Bail is set at Ks 1 million and two persons act as surety for each. “Police beat my occiput and hand during ...
 
Healio
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0700

The patients were categorized into two groups: an occiput-trunk (O-T) concordance (C group, gravity line-C7PL < 3 cm) or an O-T discordance (D group, gravity line-C7PL more than 3 cm) group. Demographic, radiographic and clinical outcome data were ...

Injury Lawyer News

Injury Lawyer News
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:22:30 -0700

While, in most cases, the device is used to help deliver larger infants from the birth canal, forceps were used in this case to deliver a pre-term infant having presented in a vertex fetal presentation and an occiput anterior fetal position – making ...

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www.muskokaregion.com/
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:28:32 -0700

Lucas was born, looking straight up ("star gazing" we say), in the direct occiput posterior position, ready to face the world, with a fearless mother, and an encouraging and loving father and big sister cheering him and his mother on from the side of ...

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 ...
 
Libération
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:07:26 -0800

Admirez le bleu pétrole de ses tenues de scène qui renvoie au chanteur australien des Midnight Oil, tout aussi razibus de l'occiput. Lustrez enfin son crâne rasé de tête brûlée pas du genre à se faire une couleur comme Hollande et d'autres «repeints ...

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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