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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.JPG
Human brain lateral view description (#8 at bottom right = incisura praeoccipitalis)
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LatinIncisura praeoccipitalis
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1436
TAA14.1.09.109
FMA83739
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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