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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Among the topics are risk stratification and prevention of post-operative spinal infections, pyogenic spondylodiskitis: pathogenesis and clinical features, infectious lesions in the craniovertebral junction (suboccipital region), human immunodeficiency virus and spinal infections, and spinal infections and pseudoarthrosis.
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., 2014).
On physical examination, she was noted to have tenderness to palpation of the proximal aspect of the right sternocleidomastoid muscle and suboccipital region and mild scapular winging (left > right) and pain with active neck rotation.
We also found few well defined tiny rounded hypoechoic subcutaneous nodules in the left suboccipital region. The sizes of cervical nodes varied between 5-10 mm.
Combined physiological rotation (C2-C3), side bending and extension was equal bilaterally and pain free on the right and she had normal muscle tone in the suboccipital region on palpation.
For this reason, the key to prone neck work is adjusting the angle of pressure from the lower neck to the suboccipital region. In the lower neck, pressure can be directed anteriorly, down toward the floor.
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.
Her headaches are primarily in the suboccipital region, bilaterally but worse on the right.
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.
Burr holes are placed in the suboccipital region. The occipital bone is removed from the posterior aspect of the foramen magnum.
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.