Image: Skull chisel, autopsy instrument

Skull chisel, autopsy instrument

Skull chisel - autopsy instrument

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Notes

After scoring the calvarium (the vault-like part of the skull that holds the brain) with the vibrating saw or hand saw, the chisel is used to gently finish the separation of the top of the calvarium from the lower skull, thus exposing the brain and its coverings (meninges).

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