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Occiput
Cranium 4.jpg
Details
Artery occipital artery
Vein occipital vein
Lymph occipital lymph nodes
Identifiers
Latin occiput cranii
Dorlands
/Elsevier
12586226
TA A01.1.00.003
FMA 49187
Anatomical terminology

The occiput[help 1] 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 means "pertaining to the occiput",[2] as in the name of the occipital bone.

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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology: occipital : from Latin occiput "back of the skull," from ob "against, behind" + caput "head" . distinguished from sinciput (anterior part of the skull).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=+occiput+&searchmode=none
  2. ^ "occipital" A Dictionary of Zoology. Ed. Michael Allaby. Oxford University Press 2009



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