Preoccipital notch

About 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in front of the occipital lobe of the human brain, on the infero-lateral border is an indentation or notch, named the preoccipital notch. It is considered a landmark because the occipital lobe is located just behind the line that connects that notch with the parietoccipital sulcus.

Preoccipital notch
Human brain lateral view description (#8 at bottom right = incisura praeoccipitalis)
LatinIncisura praeoccipitalis
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1436
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 818 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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