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Preservation of cadavers for surgical technique training.

Guimarães da Silva, RM, Matera, JM and Ribeiro, AA (2004) Preservation of cadavers for surgical technique training. Vet Surg, 33 (6). pp. 606-608.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a technique for preservation of organoleptic tissue characteristics (color, odor, texture, and flexibility) in cadavers used for surgical instruction. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. ANIMALS: Forty-three canine cadavers. METHODS: Cadavers were preserved with a modified Larssen solution of the Hospital Cochim, Paris and cryopreservation. Tissue handling qualities were evaluated in surgical laboratory sessions. RESULTS: All cadavers kept texture and tissues consistency, especially skin and muscle, similar to those of live animals. Some skin desquamation and pallor of the mucous membranes occurred with repetitive freeze-thaw cycles. CONCLUSIONS: This preservation technique provides acceptable cadaver quality and tissue handling for use in surgical instruction. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Preparation of patient cadavers by intravascular injection of modified Larssen solution yielded suitable instructional models for surgical training.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Guimarães da Silva, RM, Matera, JM and Ribeiro, AA
Date : November 2004
DOI : 10.1111/j.1532-950x.2004.04083.x
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Cadaver, Dogs, Education, Veterinary, Female, Male, Surgery, Veterinary, Tissue Preservation
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:14
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:48

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