Preoccipital notch

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 12 Jun 2019

The preoccipital notch is an indentation approximately 5 cm in front of the occipital pole on the inferolateral border of the temporal lobe. It is a significant landmark as the occipital lobe lies behind the lateral parietotemporal line, joining the preoccipital notch and the parieto-occipital sulcus.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: preoccipital notch
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