nuchal line


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nuchal line

The inferior or the superior nuchal line.
See also: line
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They have equated this line equivalent to superior nuchal line. Avci et al [6] in their study showed that the upper margin of SNL was found to range from 1.5 to 14 mm inferior to the lower margin of lateral transverse sinus.
The examiner stands in front of the patient and places the forefinger over the occipital tissues horizontally between the ear and the midline, just above the level of the superior nuchal line, exerting forward pressure and compressing 3-4 cm of tissue against the skull (Fig.