Occiput

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Occiput
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Latin occiput cranii
Artery occipital artery
Vein occipital vein
Lymph occipital lymph nodes
Dorlands/Elsevier o_01/12586226

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior portion of the head.

Clinical significance

Trauma to the occiput can cause a basilar skull fracture.

Identification of the location of the fetal occiput is important in obstetrics.[1]

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