Authors: Dimitar Sivrev, Antoaneta Georgieva, Nikolay Dimitrov, Jordan Stoyanov, Ivelina Ivanova, Nikola Tomov
Keywords: plastination, S10, P35, P40, E12, anatomy

Anatomy is the foundation of medicine. Practical anatomy education at Medical Universities is usually performed on cadaveric material. The proper conservation of biological material is important not only for the quality of medical education but also for the health of both students and lectors. Von Hagens offers plastination – a modern conserving method for long-time preservation of anatomical structures.
The three basic techniques used in plastination are: S10, P40, and E12. In the present work we offer a comparison between them as well as tips from our practice, which can be useful for beginner plastinators.Download article