Vol. 34, Nş 2

Develop models of anatomical studies using acrylic resin

Carvalho, F. T. C.; Rossi Junior, W. C.; Esteves, A

KEYWORDS: resins, anatomy, polyester, models.

ABSTRACT: Introduction: Many researchers among them Galen, Andreas Vesalius, Hippocrates, Leonardo Da Vinci, among others, have dedicated themselves to anatomical studies and methods of conservation bodies. Being Human Anatomy a basic content for all undergraduate courses involving health, their study is essential, as well as getting parts and cadavers for study. Faced with the difficulties encountered today, the search for alternative methods in teaching the human body has been incessant. Given a search for human anatomy to find a way of preserving anatomical specimens in the best possible way, new techniques have been described and studied over time laboratories. This work was performed in order to obtain a new technique for the study of anatomical parts by applying a fresh crystal acrylic resin, with low cost and the elimination of liquid preservatives, thus facilitating the handling of the parts. Material and Methods: Different anatomical parts, which were included in a block of ice were used; were cut from 4 to 6 mm and subjected to a battery of alcohol to rapid dehydration, then the pieces were embedded in acrylic resin Crislight? and then subjected to sanding and finishing, and polishing to obtain a good aesthetics and performance. Results: This study demonstrated that it is possible to include anatomical piece polyester resin, thereby obtaining a study model that offers excellent visibility, a technique easy to perform and affordable. Conclusion: But more studies should be conducted to improve the technique and develop models with better quality. Although the behavior of the resin due to different tissue types in a future study should be noted.