The use of lower formalin-containing embalming solution for anatomy cadaver preparation

  • Viskasari P. Kalanjati
  • Lucky Prasetiowati
  • Haryanto Alimsardjono
Keywords: Anatomy specimen, cadaver preparation, low formaldehyde solution
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Abstract

Background: We used cadaver embalming technique with a high concentration of formaldehyde (37% formaldehyde). However, it gives toxic effects which can endanger the technicians, lecturers and students. For that reason, the effective, efficient and safer embalming process is needed; in this article we describe the use of low formalin solution (5-7.5% formaldehyde) to achieve prior purposes.

Methods: Cadaver is embalmed by actively pumping low formalin-containing solution (5-7.5%) via femoral arteries. Further methods are detailed in this manuscript.

Results: Paler cadaver with more intact and easier to dissect specimen (drier and still moist with no fungal growth) was resulted by using this low formalin technique.

Conclusion: The use of low formalin-containing solution in cadaver embalming gave good quality results for anatomy teaching. (Med J Indones. 2012;21:203-7)

Author Biographies

Viskasari P. Kalanjati
Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Lucky Prasetiowati
Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Haryanto Alimsardjono
Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published
2012-11-01
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Kalanjati VP, Prasetiowati L, Alimsardjono H. The use of lower formalin-containing embalming solution for anatomy cadaver preparation. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2012Nov.1 [cited 2021Dec.6];21(4):203-7. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/505
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Basic Medical Research