The teaching of human anatomy is done through virtual dissection tables, 3D models and the use of synthetic cadavers as effective tools that can help integrate morphological, surgical and clinical processes. On the other hand, synthetic cadavers must remain submerged in running water with common table salt and liquid detergent, while not in use, to keep them fresh and flexible for dissections. In the anatomy laboratory of the University Cuauhtémoc San Luis Potosí, Mexico, we use this type of synthetic cadavers for practical classes. Various procedures are performed, such as dissection of the abdominal cavity, dissection of muscles of the dorsum, spine, face and neck, and suture workshop.
Manuel J. Uribe Miranda, Héctor M. Vargas Portilla, Yahair G. Mendoza Gallegos, Estefanía Hernandez Velázquez
Department of Neuroanatomy, School of Medicine, University Cuauhtémoc San Luis Potosí, Mexico