suboccipital region

sub·oc·cip·i·tal re·gion

upper back of neck, inferior to occipital region of head and above the level of the second cervical vertebra; overlies (or includes, deeply) the suboccipital triangle.
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The suboccipital region is a complex anatomical structure with the rectus captis posterior major (RCPma), the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPmi), and the obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) as part of an important anatomical structure in this region for connecting with the dura mater via the myodural bridge (MDB) (Hack et al, 1995; Pontell et al, 2013; Scali et al, 2013; Su et ail, 2013; Zheng et al.
We also found few well defined tiny rounded hypoechoic subcutaneous nodules in the left suboccipital region.
Though the patient regained all active ranges of motion, the treatment was unable to alleviate the patients' persistent tenderness in his suboccipital region.
Palpation of the suboccipital region demonstrated increased muscle tone on the right compared to the left.
By the time we reach the suboccipital region we should be pressing nearly directly cephalad (Figure 1).
1) (29) as follows: the patient lay supine with a stabilizer pressure biofeedback unit under the suboccipital region that was inflated to 20 mmHg to fill the space of the cervical lordosis.
Examination revealed low-grade pyrexia (38[degrees]C) and the presence of a diffuse, minimally tender, nonfluctuant swelling that measured approximately 6 x 6 cm in the right suboccipital region.
She reports occasional headaches that are a tightness in nature and located in the suboccipital region of the head.
2: MRI brain and cervical region) a 4 x 6 cms irregular shaped and ill-defined bordered tumor present in left temporal bone (mastoid) which is extending into jugular foramen anteriorly, retromastoid suboccipital region posteriorly and extending down into the neck upto C2 transverse process.
Although very effective for tension headaches, working the suboccipital region has sometimes been observed to worsen vascular headaches, perhaps because it may increase cranial circulation.
Her headaches are primarily in the suboccipital region, bilaterally but worse on the right.
CASE REPORT: A 32 year old male developed pain and swelling over the suboccipital region for short duration of about a month and the swelling was gradual in onset and not associated with fever, loss of weight and appetite.