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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Polyester plastination of human cadaveric specimens


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Author Details: Ezhilarasan S., Jetanthi M., Muthuvel Vijayan K.

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 26

Article End Page : 29


Abstract

Plastination is a technique for preparing dry specimens, which can be used for demonstration as well as for mounting in museum Plastination technique was first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. Till then Plastination has become the gold standard for preservation of biological specimens. Recently plastination of human organs with general purpose resin has been done in many Institutions of Anatomy in India. But general purpose resin has the property. To darken the colour of the specimens. So in the department of Anatomy, Government Theni Medical College we used a new type of commercially available Isopthalic polyester resin for plastination.  In the past three years more than 30 specimens have been plastinated in our department by this technique.
According to the standard plastination procedures, complete dehydration of formalin fixed specimens by acetone can normally be achieved at -25°C and the forced impregnation of specimens with silicone polymers or polyester resins can be done by applying vacuum.

Keywords:
Plastination; Polyester Resin; Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide; Acetone; Dehydration; Forced Impregnation