Internal occipital protuberance

Along the internal surface of the occipital bone, at the point of intersection of the four divisions of the cruciform eminence is the internal occipital protuberance. Running transversely on either side is a groove for the transverse sinus.

Internal occipital protuberance
Position of internal occipital protuberance (shown in red). Parietal bones removed.
Occipital bone. Inner surface. (Internal occipital protuberance visible at center, at the center of the horizontal and vertical lines.)
Latinprotuberantia occipitalis interna
Anatomical terms of bone

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 130 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.
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