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Chisels, Postmortem, Skull

Definition : Postmortem chisels designed to crack or otherwise open the skull bones (e.g., separate the cranium from the skull through the cranial lines or previous cuts made with a saw) during postmortem procedures. These chisels typically consist of a sturdy, handheld, manual flat-blade instrument with a cutting edge that is beveled on one side at the distal end and cross handle. Skull chisels are used mainly during autopsy and cadaver dissection, including the separation of the cranium from the lower skull.

Entry Terms : "Skull Postmortem Chisels" , "Skull Breakers" , "Postmortem Chisels, Skull"

UMDC code : 21024

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