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The Occipital bone is a trapezoidal-shaped bone developing the basic of the skull. The is located at the the lower and back part of the cranium. The large oval opened in the bone is called the foramen magnum with which the spinal cord exit the cranial vault.


The occipital bone articulate with six bones:

Two temporal bonesTwo parietal bonesSphenoid bone

Muscle attachments

Superior bent line: Occipito frontalis; Trapezius; Sternocleidomastoid

Space between the bent lines: Complexus; Splenius capitis; Obliquus superior

Inferior bent line and room between it and the foramen magnum: Rectus posticus significant and minor

Transverse process: Rectus lateralis

Basilar process: Rectus antics major and minor; exceptional constrictor the pharynx<1>


Clinical relevance

Basilar skull fracture


See also related research

Occipital neuralgia<2>

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