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Published online: 2021-11-05
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Maceration stage in corrosion cast specimen procedure in anatomy: a minireview

Z. Domagała1, J. Domański2, N. Smyczek2, C. Galk2
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0119
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Pubmed: 34750800
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  1. Division of Anatomy, Department of Human Morphology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Wrocław, Poland
  2. Clinical and Dissecting Anatomy Students Scientific Club, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

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Submitted: 2021-10-02
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Published online: 2021-11-05

Abstract

The etching stage of the corrosive preparation is a crucial element of creating a high quality anatomical specimen, which can be a source of scientific knowledge and support the teaching process. Nowadays, thermal techniques such as microwave cooking, enzymatic corrosion, and chemical corrosion are used. Living organisms can also be used for tissue maceration. Interactions between the corrosive substance and the filler carry a risk of failure; thus, choosing the correct method is key to the success of this technique. In this paper, we have reviewed the latest literature in order to present the strengths and weaknesses of currently used corrosion techniques. We proposed a definition of an ideal corrosive medium and compared the available techniques of etching corrosive preparations with a hypothetical perfect medium.

Abstract

The etching stage of the corrosive preparation is a crucial element of creating a high quality anatomical specimen, which can be a source of scientific knowledge and support the teaching process. Nowadays, thermal techniques such as microwave cooking, enzymatic corrosion, and chemical corrosion are used. Living organisms can also be used for tissue maceration. Interactions between the corrosive substance and the filler carry a risk of failure; thus, choosing the correct method is key to the success of this technique. In this paper, we have reviewed the latest literature in order to present the strengths and weaknesses of currently used corrosion techniques. We proposed a definition of an ideal corrosive medium and compared the available techniques of etching corrosive preparations with a hypothetical perfect medium.

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Keywords

corrosive cast specimen, maceration, corrosion, etching

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Title

Maceration stage in corrosion cast specimen procedure in anatomy: a minireview

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Review article

Published online

2021-11-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0119

Pubmed

34750800

Keywords

corrosive cast specimen
maceration
corrosion
etching

Authors

Z. Domagała
J. Domański
N. Smyczek
C. Galk

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