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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]


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

External links[edit]

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:17:01 -0700

The grooved pavement rattles my spine from sacrum to occiput at the apex of each turn. I am conscious of my breath. My toes curl inside my shoes and my hands open and close as he flicks the paddles on the steering wheel, shifting the gears every second ...
Coeur d'Alene Press
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Dr. Fallon focuses on the upper cervical area on children with otitis media, concentrating on the occiput (base of the skull), and upper two vertebrae in the neck. She states that close to 80% of the 332 children in the study did not experience another ...
Bundaberg News Mail
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:16:57 -0700

No more will the most efficient of pedestrians be forced to stare frustratedly at the occiput of their meandering counterparts. Two 100-ft lanes have been painted on to a pavement in the city, with one side reserved for those wanting to stare into ...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:45 -0700

The clivus is a single midline structure of bone at the skull base, formed from the sphenoid rostrally and the occiput caudally. The Dorello canal near the clivus can be visualized on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and has been described as a ...

Le Point

Le Point
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:45:49 -0700

Quand les douleurs sont décrites comme un coup de tonnerre, qu'elles s'accompagnent de différents symptômes et qu'elles touchent l'occiput (la base arrière du crâne) et la nuque, une hémorragie cérébrale est possible. En cas de céphalée brutale, avec ...


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:36:10 -0700

En plus d'être un accessoire fashion, le chapeau est une très bonne protection contre le froid car 80% de la chaleur produite par notre corps s'évacue par l'occiput, au niveau de notre nuque. Le chapeau est également un formidable atout pour s'embellir.

Le Temps (Abonnement)

Le Temps (Abonnement)
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Il a donc confectionné de fausses factures au nom de la tenancière d'un buffet de gare valaisan. Lorsqu'il a vu ces documents, l'inspecteur de la Commission fédérale de commerce des vins s'est gratté l'occiput – et n'a pas tardé à découvrir le pot aux ...

Zinfos 974

Zinfos 974
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:22:32 -0700

Le cas de Philippe P. n'est pas isolé. Il est même courant ; il y en a des centaines comme ça en correctionnelle chaque année. Pourquoi alors ai-je choisi d'en parler ? Parce que cette affaire semble tristement résumer la solitude violente dans ...

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