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Occipital bone ossification centers

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


The occipital bone has complex development, it ossifies from six centers.

Modality: Diagram

Case Discussion:

The six centers that we can see on diagram are:

  1. - Basioccipital bone;
  2. - Exooccipital bone (two centers);
  3. - Supraoccipital bone;
  4. - Interparietal bone (two centers).

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