Internal occipital crest
|Bone: Internal occipital crest|
|Occipital bone. Inner surface. (Internal occipital crest not labeled, but occipital sinus is visible at center.)|
|Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Internal occipital crest not labeled, but visible below foramen magnum.)|
|Latin||crista occipitalis interna|
|Gray's||subject #31 131|
In the occipital bone, the lower division of the cruciate eminence is prominent, and is named the internal occipital crest; it bifurcates near the foramen magnum and gives attachment to the falx cerebelli; in the attached margin of this falx is the occipital sinus, which is sometimes duplicated.
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