Preservation of Heart Using Standard Silicone S10 Plastination Technique Under Cold Condition
Due to the drawbacks of employing formalin in tissue preservation and the related health risks, the plastination method of preserving specimens that are more flexible, resilient, and life-like utilizing liquid polymers was developed. In this investigation, the heart of a goat was acquired from the Ijanikin Slaughterhouse in Lagos State, Nigeria. In this experiment, the usual Silicone S10 process was employed for plastination under cold conditions. The end result was a heart plastinate that was dry, robust, flexible, odourless, lifelike, and non-toxic, with 52.2% shrinkage. The plastinate in the heart specimen had some morphological deformation but no significant distortion in shape or structure. When comparing plastination to formalin preservation, plastination has a greater benefit in terms of durability, lifelikeness, and flexibility.
Key Words: Plastination, Goat Heart, Silicone S10 Technique, Formalin