Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4.2 (November 2017)

Page No.: 4620-4622

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.422


Martin Lucas A *1, Pranup Roshan Quadras 2.

*1 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, K S Hegde, Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 Postgraduate, Department of Anatomy, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address for the Correspondence:    Dr. Martin Lucas A, Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India – 575018, Mobile number: +91-9449613535 E-Mail: drmartinlucas@gmail.com


Introduction: The in depth knowledge of the vascular supply to various parts of the human body, especially its terminal branches, is of utmost importance to the surgeons. Visualisation of the branching pattern of the arteries, its terminal branches and variations may be difficult as the calibre of the vessel decreases. Tracing such minute vessels during routine dissection is not easy and can be laborious.

Aim: To demonstrate the uses and advantages of the silicone compound RTV 116 in studying arteries along with its terminal branches, which are of minute calibre and also its pattern of distribution which are normally not visible during routine dissection by a simple vascular injection technique.

Materials and Methods: In this study the superior mesenteric artery and axillary artery is injected with silicone compound RTV 116.

Results and conclusion: The silicone compound RTV 116 which is injected into the arteries passes easily through the vessels and its minute terminal branches. These minute vessels are less than a millimetre and these vessels are clearly visible. Since the silicone compound is red in colour these vessels appear red with good contrast.

Key words: Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA), Axillary Artery (AA), RTV 116 Silicone Rubber (SR).


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Cite this article: Martin Lucas A, Pranup Roshan Quadras. VASCULAR INJECTION TECHNIQUE BY RTV 116 SILICONE RUBBER. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(4.2):4620-4622. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.422