occipital condyle


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occipital condyle

[äk′sip·əd·əl ′kän‚dīl]
(anatomy)
An articular surface on the occipital bone which articulates with the atlas.
(invertebrate zoology)
A projection on the posterior border of an insect head which articulates with the lateral neck plates.
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until 40% of the distance from the occipital condyle to the articulation with the pterygoid; 1.
Holland suggests that the measurements of the region of occipital condyles and foramen magnum are useful for sex determination with accuracy of 70-90%.
(7) The minimum intercondylar distance (MID) direct distance from the most medial point on the margin of the left occipital condyle to the most medial point on the margin of the right occipital condyle
In addition, a bony spur projecting from the medial side of right occipital condyle was found.
The occipital condyles were examined carefully for the condylar foramina and considered complete foramina as variation for the present study.
The width between lateral borders of the occipital condyles (ICW) was 4.6 [+ or -] 0.32 cm in Markhoz goat, while it was reported to be 4.09 cm and 4.0 cm in West African Dwarf goat [5] and Red Sokoto goat [4], respectively.
Resection continued laterally to the left occipital condyle and posterior to C1.
Consequently two values of skull length were compared to the humerus: basal skull length, which is the distance from the rostral to the occipital condyle measured along the tooth row, and total skull length, which measures the distance (along the same tooth row line) from the rostral to a vertical line that intersects the posterior margin of the frill (Ostrom, 1966).
The CT showed unstable fractures with significant displacement in the upper cervical spine diagnostic of OCD: Anderson and Montesano classification type III left occipital condyle fracture [20], Levine and Edwards classification type III C1 Jefferson fracture [21] with mild lateral subluxation of bilateral C1 lateral masses, and asymmetric widening and slight anterior subluxation of the right AOJ.
Each occipital condyle is oval in outline and is oriented obliquely so that its anterior end lies nearer the midline.