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Occiput
Cranium 4.jpg
Latin occiput cranii
Artery occipital artery
Vein occipital vein
Lymph occipital lymph nodes
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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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The Independent
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700

The Chinese city of Chongqing claims to have introduced the world's first 'slow-walking lane' for smartphone users. No more will the most efficient of pedestrians be forced to stare frustratedly at the occiput of their meandering counterparts. Two 100 ...
 
Popular Archaeology
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07:26:29 -0700

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New Zealand Herald
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:03:09 -0700

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India Today
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:38:57 -0700

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:04:06 -0700

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