Epoxy Sheet Plastination on a Rabbit Head– New Faster Protocol with Biodur® E12/E1

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Nicolás Ernesto Ottone; Claudia Andrea Vargas; Carlos Veuthey; Mariano del Sol & Ramón Fuentes


Plastination is an anatomical technique of cadaveric preservation that allows the preservation of anatomical pieces indefinitely, in dry and odorless form. It was created in 1978 by Gunther von Hagens, in Heidelberg, Germany. In particular, the sheet plastination technique, with epoxy resin, allows the generation of thin sections of various anatomical regions, allowing an accurate visualization of anatomical structures of difficult access through dissection or cadaveric exploration. The aim of this work was to present a new sheet plastination protocol with Biodur® E12/E1, which is faster in its implementation, applied, for the first time, in a rabbit head.

KEY WORDS: Sheet plastination; Biodur® E12/E1; Epoxy resin; Rabbit; Head.

How to cite this article

OTTONE, N. E.; VARGAS, C. A.; VEUTHEY, C.; DEL SOL, M. & FUENTES, F. Epoxy sheet plastination on a rabbit head– new faster protocol with biodur® E12/E1. Int. J. Morphol., 36(2):441-446, 2018.