Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Wax embedding technique- innovative and cost effective method of preservation of human cadaveric specimens

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Author Details: Ezhilarasan S, Muthuvel Vijayan K, Jeyanthi M

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 423

Article End Page : 426


Human cadaveric organs obtained from cadavers during routine dissection can be kept as dry specimens for teaching and mounting in museum by this new wax embedding technique. This is an innovative technique developed by us using simple chemicals like acetone, xylene and paraffin wax. The procedures for this technique are very simple, cost effective and no prior training is needed. We developed this technique mainly as an alternative to plastination, which needs high end plastination equipment’s making the total cost higher.

Fixation, Dehydration, Clearing and impregnation