MAMC Journal of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38--42

Plastination: An innovative method of preservation of dead body for teaching and learning anatomy


Anita Mahajan, Shilpi Agarwal, Swati Tiwari, Neelam Vasudeva 
 Department of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Neelam Vasudeva
Department of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
India

Background: Plastination is the process to preserve the perishable biological tissues for long time using curable polymers. This technique was invented by Gunther Von Hagens, a German anatomist, in 1977. Since then, there have been many modifi cations according to the need and availability of infrastructure in various institutions. Many deviations from the standard plastination procedure have been suggested and used successfully. Methods: Modified short plastination protocol using epoxy resin has been adopted and standardized by the Department of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College. Results and Conclusion: This technique provides dry, odorless, durable, nontoxic specimens that are easy to handle and can be stored at room temperature indefi nitely. This can be performed in a short period of time with limited and less expensive infrastructure. Our department organizes regular national workshops on “body preservation techniques” to train young anatomists.


How to cite this article:
Mahajan A, Agarwal S, Tiwari S, Vasudeva N. Plastination: An innovative method of preservation of dead body for teaching and learning anatomy.MAMC J Med Sci 2016;2:38-42


How to cite this URL:
Mahajan A, Agarwal S, Tiwari S, Vasudeva N. Plastination: An innovative method of preservation of dead body for teaching and learning anatomy. MAMC J Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];2:38-42
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