torcular herophili

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),
Archaic term for confluence of sinuses.
[L. wine-press of Herophilus, fr. torqueo, to twist]

torcular herophili

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.