Preoccipital notch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brain: Preoccipital notch
Human brain lateral view description.JPG
Human brain lateral view description (#8 at bottom right = Incisura praeoccipitalis)
Latin Incisura praeoccipitalis
Gray's p.818
NeuroLex ID birnlex_1436

About 5 cm. in front of the occipital pole 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.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.