AbstractOBJECTIVE:The dissection of cadaveric specimens is very important for a more sophisticated understanding of neurosurgical anatomic features and approaches. Teaching known approaches to residents or learning new approaches is best performed in a cadaveric laboratory. The utility of neurosurgical cadaveric dissections can be improved by injecting the intracranial vascular tree with colored silicone. The vascular anatomic features, which are integral to neurosurgical procedures, are much more clearly defined in injected specimensMETHODS:Self-curing colored silicone rubber is used to inject the arteries and veins (red and blue, respectively) of the head. This process is described in a step-by-step format. Six steps are required and can be summarized as follows: 1) exposure of the great vessels, 2) cannulation of the great vessels, 3) irrigation of the head, 4) preparation of the colored silicone, 5) injection of the colored silicone, and 6) evaluation of the final specimenCONCLUSION:Injection of colored silicone into the vascular tree can enhance the educational value of cadaveric head dissections. This report describes the technique of vascular injection that is used in the Goodyear Microsurgical Laboratory, the University of Cincinnati, and the Mayfield Clinic.
Neurosurgery – Oxford University Press
Published: Nov 1, 1999
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