Preoccipital notch

Preoccipital notch

Human brain lateral view description (#8 at bottom right = Incisura praeoccipitalis)
Latin Incisura praeoccipitalis
NeuroLex ID Preoccipital notch
TA A14.1.09.109
FMA 83739

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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