Embalming a cadaver

Embalming a Cadaver

 

From Ms Susie Kerby, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne

 

An incision is made inferior to the inguinal ligament on the cadaver to raise the femoral artery.  The artery is cannulated in each direction. Using an embalming pump, commercially produced embalming fluid is pumped in under pressure over a period of a few hours using the cadaver’s own circulatory system to distribute the fluid.  The embalming fluid flows into surrounding tissues, effectively ‘fixing’ them.  When complete, the cadaver is stored until use.

 

Additionally:

 

Embalming solutions are commercially available and compositions may differ between brands. Below is the link to a document entitled “Preparation And Utilization Of Bequeathed Bodies In Auckland New Zealand”, produced by authors of the University of Auckland. As I am not aware of the copyright limitations associated with this work, I have not reproduced it, however, the first page provides an in-depth methodology regarding how to prepare a cadaver for dissection.

 

http://www.uqtr.uquebec.ca/plast-journal/vol10/Cook_30a31.pdf

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~ by pcl4 on July 17, 2008.

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