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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

BRAVO, Hermes. Plastination an Additional Tool to Teach Anatomy. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.3, pp.475-480. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022006000400029.

In our Department of Anatomy at the school of Medicine, we have introduced a plastination laboratory with the purpose of better preservation of the cadaveric material. In the impregnation of the specimens we use silicone polimer which is handle at room temperature. This way we get the best producción of plastinated material either in silicone or polyester resin. During the last tree years we have plastinated 300 pieces in silicone and 85 pieces in polyester resin. All of these material have been used to teach Anatomy and Neuroanatomy to medical students, nurses, and residents in Neurology, Radiology, Anesthesia, and Otorinolaryngology. Besides the traditional dissection, the studens have an important number of anatomical preparations for their human body anatomical learning

Keywords : Plastination; Silicone; Polyester resin.

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