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Quality and quantity comparison study of corrosion casts of bovine testis made using two synthetic kits: Plastogen G and Batson no. 17

Michał Polguj, Przemysław Kiciński, Zuzanna Nowicka, Karolina Barszcz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Mirosław Topol
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0001
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Pubmed: 30644083

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Accepted: 2018-11-30

Abstract

Background: Although corrosion casting has been implemented for almost five centuries, the choice of resin has a strong influence on the effectiveness of casting vessel formations. Our aim was to compare quality and quantity features of two groups of corrosion casts made using two kits: Plastogen G resin and Batson no. 17 resin.

Material and methods: Thirty corrosion casts were made of testicular arterial vessels (15 made using Plastogen G and 15 made using Batson no. 17) and their shape, color, fragility and flexibility were evaluated. The following parameters were measured: maximal width of corrosion cast of testis, maximal length of centripetal and centrifugal arteries, diameter of testicular artery and its terminal branches. Based on these measurements, five indexes were calculated (Iq1-Iq5).

Results: Generally both groups of corrosion casts demonstrated similar attributes. Only the rami tunicales minores displayed higher fragility and lower flexibility in the Plastogen G group than the Batson no. 17 group. The only observed quantitative difference was that Iq3 was significantly lower in the Plastogen G group (0.71+/-0.01) than in Batson no. 17 group (0.79+/-0.01) (p=0.0092)

Conclusions: The two corrosion cast groups displayed similar qualitative and quantitative attributes. Batson no. 17 appears to be a good resin for 3-D visualization of extra- and intratesticular arterial vessels.

Abstract

Background: Although corrosion casting has been implemented for almost five centuries, the choice of resin has a strong influence on the effectiveness of casting vessel formations. Our aim was to compare quality and quantity features of two groups of corrosion casts made using two kits: Plastogen G resin and Batson no. 17 resin.

Material and methods: Thirty corrosion casts were made of testicular arterial vessels (15 made using Plastogen G and 15 made using Batson no. 17) and their shape, color, fragility and flexibility were evaluated. The following parameters were measured: maximal width of corrosion cast of testis, maximal length of centripetal and centrifugal arteries, diameter of testicular artery and its terminal branches. Based on these measurements, five indexes were calculated (Iq1-Iq5).

Results: Generally both groups of corrosion casts demonstrated similar attributes. Only the rami tunicales minores displayed higher fragility and lower flexibility in the Plastogen G group than the Batson no. 17 group. The only observed quantitative difference was that Iq3 was significantly lower in the Plastogen G group (0.71+/-0.01) than in Batson no. 17 group (0.79+/-0.01) (p=0.0092)

Conclusions: The two corrosion cast groups displayed similar qualitative and quantitative attributes. Batson no. 17 appears to be a good resin for 3-D visualization of extra- and intratesticular arterial vessels.

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Keywords

corrosion cast, bovine, testis, technical notes, Batson no. 17, Plastogen G

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Quality and quantity comparison study of corrosion casts of bovine testis made using two synthetic kits: Plastogen G and Batson no. 17

Journal

Folia Morphologica

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Published online

2019-01-03

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0001

Pubmed

30644083

Keywords

corrosion cast
bovine
testis
technical notes
Batson no. 17
Plastogen G

Authors

Michał Polguj
Przemysław Kiciński
Zuzanna Nowicka
Karolina Barszcz
Olga Szaluś-Jordanow
Mirosław Topol

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