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Body donation after death of cancer patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   HI MAY I ASK AS IM 24 BUT DIEING FROM CANCER OF THE BARAIN STEM CAN I STILL BE A BODY DONER FOR ANATOMY STUDY BY MEDICAL STUDENTS ???
User :   HI MAY I ASK AS IM 24 BUT DIEING FROM CANCER OF THE BARAIN STEM CAN I STILL BE A BODY DONER FOR ANATOMY STUDY BY MEDICAL STUDENTS ???
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :  
cancer is not an contagious disease
User :   MAY I ASK WILL MY BODY BE STORED AT ANY TIME AT THE MED SCHOOL ??
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
all the bodys will be stored for certain time
User :   WHERE ARE THAY MOST LIKELY TO STORE ME AND AM I CLOTHED ??
User :   WHERE ARE THAY MOST LIKELY TO STORE ME AND AM I CLOTHED ??
Doctor :  
before taken for dissection
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the store in a room where there is facility to embalm the body
Doctor :  
that is where the body will be stored in a tank containing preservative
User :   SO WILL THAY EMBALM ME THEN HOW ??
Doctor :  
most commanly in formalin
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you will be clothed until taken for dissection
User :   IS THERE OTHER BODIES IN THE TANK ??
Doctor :  
it depends on the facilities provided
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in the embalming room
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and the method followed in the college
User :   IF THERE IS OTHER BODIES IN TANK WILL I BE PLACED ON TOP OF THEM ??
Doctor :   that we cannot predict right
User :   OK SO WILL I BE CLOTHED FOR EMBALMING ??
Doctor :   because it depends on those who are embalming
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yes during embalming they dont remove the cloths
User :   BUT BEFORE IM DISECTED YES MY CLOTHES BE REMOVED ??
Doctor :  
it is the due respect the give to the bodies
Doctor :  
yes
User :   CAN I ASK WILL MY PANTS BE REMOVED TOO
Doctor :  
yes during dissection
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it is necessary to study the surface markings of the human body
User :   SO WILL STUDENTS HANDEL MY PENIS AND SCROTUM THEN ??
Doctor :  
it is the part of dissection study
User :   IN A VIDIO I WATCHED ABOUT CADAVER DISSECTION THE PELVIS WAS DISSECTED OF A MALE CADAVER BY PLACEING HIS LEGS IN AIR AND HUMESECTING THE PELVIS WILL THIS HAPPEN TO MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
it will dissected as per the guidance the students receive
User :   AS IM 24 YEARS OLD AM I OF MUCH USE TO THEM AS OLDER CADAVERS ??
Doctor :  
an adult cadaver is the one kept for dissection
Doctor :  
so your age is nothing wrong
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it will be usefull for them
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than the older cadaver
User :   YES I HOPED TO BE AS I THINK ITS BEST STUDENTS USE REAL BODIES TO LEARN FROM THATS Y IM HAPPY TO GIVE MINE SO WHATS THE DIF BETWEEN MINE AND AN OLDER CADAVER ??
Doctor :  
actually younger cadaver will be used better for surface markings and the parts of the body will be more clearly appreciated then in older
Doctor :  
like musles, fat, blood vessels and nerve
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including lungs
User :   IM QUIT SLIM SO AM I GOOD FOR DISSECTING ??
Doctor :   most of the people are slim so dissecting in the slim body will give them an good idea
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about the body parts
User :   MAY I ASK DO YOU THINK MY BRAIN WILL BE DISSECTED TOO ??
Doctor :  
everypart of the body which is preserved and good for dissection will be dissected including brain
User :   SO IS THERE MUCH HADELING OF MY BODY AS I LAY IN THE ANATOMY LAB AND AM I ALL UNCOVERED DURING DISSECTION ??
Doctor :   yes
User :   MAY I ASK HOE DO THAY TURN A BODY OVER ??
Doctor :  
that is the purpose of anatomy dissection hall. otherwise it goes waste.
Doctor :  
manaully on the table four students to gether
User :   HOW LONG AM I MOST LIKELY TO BE BEING DISSECTED FOR
Doctor :  
it is mostly 7-9 months along with the course of study
User :   SO AM I KEPT IN ANATOMY HALL ALL THAT TIME
Doctor :   most of the time
User :   MAY I ASK Y ON A VIDIO I SAW IS THERE A BLOCK PLACED UNDER THE CHEST AFTER TURNING A BODU OVER TO ITS FRONT WHATS IT FOR
Doctor :  
it is for support
Doctor :  
of the body and to make the dissection easier
User :   ON THE VIDIO I SAW THAY USED LIKE A CHISEL AND LIKE A HAMMER TO LIFT PART OF THE SPINE WILL THIS BE DONE TO MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
bones are separeted using chisel and hammer
User :   SO THERE BE USED ON MY BODY THEN TOO YES ??
Doctor :  
it is not only for cadaver if any orthopaedic surgery is to be carried out even in alive person chiesl and hammer are used
Doctor :  
so there is no need to worry about it
User :   IC CAN I ASK HOW WILL MY BRAIN BE REMOVED AND IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT HOW IM DISSECTED ITS WHAT I GAVE MY BODY FOR AS LONG AS SUMONES LEARNING I DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS OR WHATS DONE TO ME OK
Doctor :  
brain is removed by cutting open the skull with skull cutter
User :   IS MY HAIR LEFT ON MY HEAD FOR THIS ??
Doctor :  
during that time it depends but mostly no
User :   SO MY HEAD BE SHAVED YES ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   MAY I ASK I HAVE ALOT OF PUBIC HAIER DOWN BELOW WILL ANY BE REMOVED FOR DISSECTION ??
Doctor :  
normally they dont remove the pubic hair
Doctor :  
until and unless if any guide asks to do so
User :   OK ITS JUST I HAVE ALOT OF IT THAT COVERS MOST OF DOWN THERE AND QUIT ALOT ON MY SACK ?
Doctor :  
okay
User :   MAY I ASK IS MY PUBIC BONE CUT DURING DISSECTION ??
Doctor :  
yes it will be done at last
User :   WILL ANY BONE SAWS BE USED ??
Doctor :  
it will be used according to the requirement wherever needed
User :   MAY I ASK IS MY HEAD SUPPORTED WHEN CUTTING MY SKULL AND WILL MY EYES BE DISSECTED TOO ??
Doctor :  
yes of course it will be supported
Doctor :   AND THE EYES OF COURSE
User :   WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SKIN ON MY SKULL TO GET READY TO CUT THE SKULL ??
Doctor :  
without learning about eyes how can people see
User :   TRUE I HOPE MY EYEAS ARE OF GOOD USE JUST AS THE REST OF ME ?
Doctor :  
the skin will be left with the head in th body
User :   WHAT YOU MEANE ??
Doctor :  
that is the skin will be taken of the skull or the skin will be dissected along with the muscles and studied with neck muscles
User :   IC MAY I ASK WHICH PART OF ME AR ETHAY MOST LIKELY TO START DISSECTION ON ??
Doctor :  
its the hand
Doctor :   from the shoulder
User :   I BE DISSECTED IN SECTIONS YES ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   WHAT AM I GOING BE PLACED ON IN LAB ??
Doctor :  
i didnt get you
User :   WHEN MY BODY GOES IN ANATOMY HALL WHAT DO THAY LAY ME ON ??
Doctor :  
on a dissection table
User :   HOW LONG AM I ON THE TABLE FOR BEFORE DISSECTION BEGGINES ??
Doctor :   at the most one day prior to the starting of dissection
User :   OK WHEN COVERES REMOVED WILL THAY SEE MY FRONT OR BACK FIRST ??
Doctor :   front
User :   SO WILL ALL THE COVER BE REMOVED AT ONE TIME SO IM TOTALLY ON VIEW ALL OF MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
first the class begins with surface marking
Doctor :  
that is studying the external features
User :   OK SORRY JUST GOT T GO FOR A BIT BACK SOON OK
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User :   SORRY I BEEN A LONG TIME FELT A BIT DISSY
Doctor :  
okay no problem
User :   MAY I ASK DOES HAVEING A LARGE PENIS MATTER CAN IT STILL BE DISSECTED ?? ALSO MY TESTICALS ARE QUIT LARGE TOO ??
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
if it is large the anatomy of it will be better appreciated
User :   MINE IS 6INC SOFT AND 8.5 INC WHEN ERRECT MY TESTICALS ARE QUIT LARGE TOO
Doctor :  
okay
User :   CAN I ASK WHEN MY BRAIN IS REMOVE WILL MY BRAIN STEM BE TOO ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   THERE SEE THE TUMOR YES WILL THIS BE GOOD TO LEARN ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   MAY I ASK WHICH MEDICAL STUDENTS WILL USE ME ??
Doctor :  
but the visibility of the tumor depends on the size and nature of it
Doctor :  
it is the first year students
User :   MALE OR FEMALE ??
Doctor :  
as anatomy is the basic foundation
Doctor :  
there is a possibility that both male and female are there
Doctor :  
normally one body will be given to group of students for dissection
User :   HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE DISSECTING MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
it will depend on the college and the strength of the college
Doctor :  
ranging from 4 - 8
User :   OK I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM A MED SCHOOL WHO CAN USE ME FOR SECTION PLASTINATION WHATS THIS ?? ALL I ASKED WAS CAN I DONATE MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
it is preserving the bodies in section for study like in anatomy museum
User :   IC WILL ANYONE LEARN FROM THIS BEING DONE TO MY BODY ???
Doctor :  
of course it will preserved for ever for studying
User :   CAN I ASK I DID THINK ABOUT DONATING MY BODY TO THA TGERMAN DOC FOR PLASTINATION FOR BODYWORLDS BUT THEN THOUGHT MEDICAL SCHOOL COULD USE ME MAYBE WOULD IT BE A GOOD THING IF I LET HIM PLASTINATE ME ??
Doctor :  
it is your wish as i have explained both to you
Doctor :  
as both are good any of your choice will not be wrong
User :   I RATHER I THINK BE USED BY MEDICAL STUDENTS BUT IF I DIED SOON DO YOU THINK THERE BE ABLE TO STORE MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
of course as i said for dissection or plastination it require time to preserve the body
Doctor :  
by storing
User :   MAY I ASK SUMTHING OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHES I KEEP GETING LIKE A BLACK VAIN COME UP ON MY LEFT SIDE OF MY SCROTUM AND WHEN ITS UP LIKE A BLUE BLACK COL I GET A DUAL AKE ON THAT SIDE WHAT CAN IT BE DO YOU KNOW MANY THANKS ??
Doctor :  
if your are sure that you can see a blue colour vein then it is called varicocele
Doctor :  
it is distension of the veins on and around the scrotum
Doctor :  
which is painful at times
User :   Y ES IT IS BUT Y DOES IT COME UP
Doctor :   there are several reason for it
Doctor :  
but the mechanism is over distension of the scrotal and the surrounding vein
User :   WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP STOP IT
Doctor :  
it is actually cured by an surgical procedure
Doctor :  
by blocking or removing it
User :   HOWS IT DONE
Doctor :  
its done like any other operation after fitness
Doctor :  
with a short anaesthesia
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