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|Title: ||Comparative study of two techniques for embalming and storing human cadavers for teaching|
|Authors: ||Buah, Pious Kojo|
Abaidoo, Chrissie Stansie
Storing Human Cadavers
|Issue Date: ||27-Jul-2021|
|Abstract: ||Different institutions of teaching and learning worldwide have employed unique
technique of formulating and modifying their embalming solutions to suit their needs.
However, the tank method which is not widely used according to Benkhadra, 2011 is
sometimes employed by some of these institutions despite its drawback of being
expensive and labour intensive. Few studies have been conducted to determine the
efficiency of the tank and refrigeration methods of maintaining student cadavers.
Therefore, the present study sought to find out which of the techniques is able to well
preserve student cadavers with low formaldehyde concentration. A total of sixty one
male cadavers aged 35 - 65 years for students’ dissections and prosections were
divided into 3 groups designated A, B and C. Groups A and B contained 28 cadavers
each. Group A cadavers were embalmed using the KSMD Anatomy Embalming
solution (Appendix A) and immediately placed into a cadaver tank containing the
same embalming solution. The 28 Group B cadavers were injected using the KSMD
Embalming solution and stored in a cold room at a temperature of 0 – 4 oC. Group C
contained five cadavers which served as the control was dissected and tissue harvested
the same day it was received. Sections of tissues were harvested from each of the
cadaver under study then processed, sectioned and stained for light microscopy.
Histologically, organs that were tank embalmed, presented with good microscopic
architecture. Tissues from the refrigerated method exhibited greater tissue distortions
at the microscopic level|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Mortuary Science and Management in the Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. August, 2019|
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