occipitomastoid suture


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Noun1.occipitomastoid suture - the suture between the occipital and the temporal bones; a continuation of the lamboid suture
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
fibrous joint, sutura, suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
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Moreover, the authors say, "An imbalance in the ocular muscles tone can cause a movement dysfunction at the sphenoid bone, at the maxilla and at the ocular muscle nerves." In addition to muscle contraction, flexibility between the bones in the eye orbit and skull - particularly the phenopetrosal suture, the occipitomastoid suture, and the lacrimal bone--are key for functional drainage in the head and preventing IOP.
These are: (1) the Kerckring ossicle (ko), (2) posterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (pio), (3) anterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (aio), (4) sphenooccipital synchondrosis (sos), (5) petrooccipital fissure (pof) and (6) occipitomastoid suture (oms).
The occipitomastoid suture started showing evidence of progressive fusion by the age of 9 years in 161 cases (80.5%) and reached complete fusion in all cases by the age of 16.5 years.