First Experience of Plastination at 4150 Meters Above Sea Level, at the Altitude of La Paz, Bolivia

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Víctor Hugo Rodríguez-Torrez & Nicolás E. Ottone


Despite attempts to develop the plastination technique in Bolivia, standardized results have not yet been achieved that could be communicated via scientific publications. There is a great deal of misunderstanding around the technique, confusing it with classic techniques of inclusion in different types of resin, such as polyester and epoxy, but these protocols are not plastination. The aim of this work was to communicate the first standardized room-temperature plastination protocol with silicone in Bolivia, with the unique feature of doing so at the altitude of the city of La Paz, thus constituting the first communication of a plastination technique at 4,150 m.a.s.l. sub sede La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia.

KEY WORDS: Plastination; Room temperature; Silicone; Pigmentation; Altitude; Forearm; Hand.

How to cite this article

RODRÍGUEZ-TORREZ, V. H. & OTTONE, N. E. First experience of plastination at 4150 meters above sea level, at the altitude of La Paz, Bolivia. Int. J. Morphol., 41(6):1603-1609, 2023.