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Latin occiput cranii
occipital artery
occipital vein
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]

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:11:15 -0800

This acupoint is located below the occiput in the hollow between the origins of the sternomastoid and trapezius muscles. It is a pair of acupoints found in the depression at the base of the skull. Indications for application of GB20 include headaches ...

BBC News

BBC News
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:23:28 -0800

But six (17%) of the injuries resulted from the ball hitting the back of the helmet's shell and two (6%) the unprotected neck or occiput (lower left- or right-side region of the back of the skull). The study said impacts in these areas were more likely ...


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 ...


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:40:26 -0800

"This is because in some instances the ball partially struck the helmet and partially directly struck the underlying occiput, an area of the head that does not seem to be completely assessed within the current cricket helmet standard impact attenuation ...
Nursing in Practice
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:11:15 -0800

The bridge of the nose, ear, occiput and malleolus do not have subcutaneous tissue and category/stage III ulcers can be shallow. In contrast, areas of significant adiposity can develop extremely deep category/stage III pressure ulcers. Bone/tendon is ...


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:00 -0800

Un bijou de tête différent. C'est vrai ça, pourquoi tout le monde met son headband sur le front ? Vous, les lauriers, vous les porterez sur l'occiput. Chez Zara. Le collier de Cléopâtre. Mettez la main sur votre tee-shirt noir col ras-du-cou le plus ...


Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:15:11 -0800

Ils ne travaillent pas, non, enfin pas au sens où on l'entend généralement, ils n'ont pas de boulot. Mais sont-ils libres de se la couler douce pour autant, à la fraîche, décontractés de l'occiput ? Non. Ils ont un ouvrage, qu'ils remettent chaque jour ...

Les Échos

Les Échos
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:08:05 -0800

A l'âge de neuf ans, Joseph Boruwlaski mesurait cinquante centimètres, des talons à l'occiput, la taille d'un nouveau né. Il était mignon comme tout, bouclé et gracieux. Au plus haut, il culminera à 99 centimètres. Les médecins lui donnaient une ...

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