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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]


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

External links[edit]

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25 news items

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:01:28 -0700

The system is designed to promote fusion of the occipto-cervico-thoracic spine (or occiput-T3). RTI received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the system in March 2014. The Streamline OCT System is intended for use ...


Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Placement of instrumentation from the occiput to the upper cervical spine has been challenging because of the complex anatomy and the need for a high degree of accuracy to avoid complications. The cervical region is prone to inflammatory, neoplastic ...
Dynamic Chiropractic
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:13:54 -0700

Could the occiput have been in an excessive subluxated position? Was it the atlas subluxation? The axis? We know that for the last several years of Gen. Patton's life, he was constantly bothered by sinus problems and colds. Were these cervical ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:30 -0700

The correct word—CORNROWS—refers to the resemblance of the plaited hair with a panoramic or aerial view of a corn (maize) field in which the maize plants in rows or lines resemble the woven hair running in lines from the forehead to the occiput.
Codewit World News
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

Charles dickson These beans are not delicious, these beans are not delicious, yet the coiffure at the occiput is shaking vigorously. (A person's actions towards a person or thing belie his or her detracting comments; if one claims to dislike something ...

Le Monde

Le Monde
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:05:34 -0700

Sa deuxième femme venait de le quitter, fatiguée de devoir sauver de la noyade un boxeur qui avait sombré dans le spleen jusqu'à l'occiput. Les sportifs de haut niveau connaissent fréquemment des turbulences à la fin de leur carrière. Mais ils vivent ...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Dyspnée aiguë et détresse respiratoire Particularités pédiatriques : A = Airway (voies aériennes supérieures) : Rapport entre tête et cou : tête du nourrisson plus grosse avec un occiput proéminent. Bouche du nourrisson petite avec une langue ...

Le Parisien

Le Parisien
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:29:12 -0700

De quoi nourrir de nouveaux projets, au croisement des progrès enregistrés par la neurologie et la technologie, comme le développement de la stimulation transcranienne via deux électrodes placés sur le front et l'occiput. Une technique qui, en ...

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