The skin and underlying tissues are then separated to expose the rib cage and abdominal cavity.
These include the intestines, liver, gallbladder and bile duct system, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, abdominal aorta, and reproductive organs.
To remove the brain, an incision is made in the back of the skull from one ear to the other.
Marks, MD Viewer Question: Who has access to the information obtained from an autopsy? about hereditary diseases or conditions that may run in our family) be obtained by third parties?
Doctor's Response: The same rules of doctor-patient confidentiality apply to autopsy examinations as to medical records of living patients.
The scalp is cut and separated from the underlying skull and pulled forward.