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The occipital condyles which articulate with the atlas are oval in shape convex downward and laterally and have their long axes directed forward and medially.
Another vessel which was important for supplying the ganglion, the ascending palatine artery was arose from the occipital artery (Fig.
The occipital condyles were examined carefully for the condylar foramina and considered complete foramina as variation for the present study.
Occipital neuralgia can occur spontaneously or result from underlying disease, hence--it can be classified as either primary or secondary.
The width between lateral borders of the occipital condyles (ICW) was 4.6 [+ or -] 0.32 cm in Markhoz goat, while it was reported to be 4.09 cm and 4.0 cm in West African Dwarf goat [5] and Red Sokoto goat [4], respectively.
If epileptiform discharges are short and stay local in the occipital brain, headache can be the only symptom.
Occipital neuropathy resulting from prolonged nerve compression against a head-ring is the most likely diagnosis given the history and physical findings.
Atraves da varredura encefalica pela janela occipital foi possivel identificar o cerebelo como uma estrutura hipoecogenica arredondada, os vermes do cerebelo como linhas paralelas hiperecogenicas, a medula oblonga como uma estrutura hipoecogenica circundada por area anecogenica correspondente ao espaco subaracnoideo.
Distribution of headache in TTH were generalized in 50.7% (n = 32), occipital in 34.9% (n = 22) and frontal in 14.2% (n = 9).
Median occipital (postvertical) sclerite black, (rest of the occiput black); male terminalia as fig.