Unified Plastination Protocol with Silicone at Cold and Room Temperature

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Nicolás E. Ottone


At present, plastination technique is considered one of the newest forms of conservation of whole bodies, sections and organs, both human and animal, for use in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as morphological research. In this sense, to develop the various plastination techniques requires specific equipment and specialized training of academics, who have the ability to carry out the diversity of protocols that exist, according to the anatomical material that is to be preserved. In 2015, from the Laboratory of Plastination and Anatomical Techniques of Universidad de La Frotera, a new plastination technique was proposed for the first time at room temperature, which allowed obtaining plastinated preparations of the same quality as the classic plastination techniques. At present, from our laboratory, a new protocol for plastination with silicone is proposed that unifies the techniques that are developed in cold as well as at room temperature for the conservation of complete human and animal bodies, such as as well as anatomical sections, body regions, and isolated organs.

KEY WORDS: Cold plastination; Room temperature plastination; Silicone; Human anatomy; Veterinary anatomy.

How to cite this article

OTTONE, N. E. Unified plastination protocol with silicone at cold and room temperature. Int. J. Morphol., 39(2):630-634, 2021.