Torcular herophili | definition of torcular herophili by Medical dictionary
torcular Herophili [tor´ku-ler he-rof´ĭ-le]
a depression in the occipital bone at the confluence of a number of cerebral venous sinuses.
tor·cu·lar he·roph·i·li (tōr'kyū-lăr hĕ-rof'i-lī),
[L. wine-press of Herophilus, fr. torqueo, to twist]
torcular herophili (tor′kū-lăr)
The confluence of cranial venous sinuses at the internal occipital protuberance of the skull.
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The tentorium and position of the torcular Herophili
are elevated; i.
The patient underwent computed tomography (CT) scan of the head, which showed obstructive hydrocephalus and an aneurysmally dilated vein of Galen, a stenotic straight sinus, and a distended torcular Herophili
The concavity on the internal surface of the occipital bone, in which lodges the confluence of sinuses, was eponymously termed the torcular herophili
, which is sometimes erroneously used to denote the confluence of sinuses itself.