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dance-0f-the-damned:

How the brain is removed during an autopsy:
The medical examiner uses an electric Stryker saw to cut through the skull. This creates a cap of skull that can be pulled off to reveal the brain.
 When this portion of the skull is pulled away, the dura, or soft tissue that covers the brain, is also removed. 
With the brain exposed, the examiner severs the tissue that connects the brain to the spinal cord. 
The tentorium (a membrane connecting the cerebellum and its occipital lobes) is also severed so that the examiner can easily remove the brain from the skull for further examination.
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dance-0f-the-damned:

How the brain is removed during an autopsy:

  • The medical examiner uses an electric Stryker saw to cut through the skull. This creates a cap of skull that can be pulled off to reveal the brain.
  • When this portion of the skull is pulled away, the dura, or soft tissue that covers the brain, is also removed.
  • With the brain exposed, the examiner severs the tissue that connects the brain to the spinal cord.
  • The tentorium (a membrane connecting the cerebellum and its occipital lobes) is also severed so that the examiner can easily remove the brain from the skull for further examination.

Source: (X)