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Brain tissue that has undergone pulp-like transformation (burial time, 7 weeks). In the case of a naturally mummified body, putrefaction, autolysis, as well as possible animal predation and mummification processes take place simultaneously. When this is the case, mummification, that is to say, the drying out of tissue, inhibits other decomposition processes. Brain tissue often takes on a pulp-like consistency within days or weeks, making a differentiated assessment impossible.

Fig.1 Brain tissue that has undergone pulp-like transformation.

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