visible with the naked eye
visible with the naked eye
Macroscopy means “visible with our eyes”. To open eyes plenty of miracles of the human body become obvious, using dissection, macroscopic slicing, transparency of specimen, and plastination e.g. We improve these methods to gain better insights of macroscopy. However, the biggest part of our body, the water, we know to be hidden by recent anatomical methods. Therefore we also use MRI as much as possible for anatomical research.
The first fascial anatomy atlas, published in early 2015 by Prof. Carla Stecco served as a milestone in the field of macroscopic human anatomy. It has become a classic in the field of fascial anatomy.
Now a second fascial anatomy book is published by our group in cooperation with the award-winning German photographer Anna Katharina Rowedder. The photographic images in this book are most impressive; the carefully dissected specimen are illuminated to enhance perceptual clarity.
The 22nd course of anatomists and surgeons is well regarded by the scientific community and students. These courses are designed for pre-clinical and clinical students. The next course will be held in October 2018.
As a result of the Fascia Summer School 2016, a course run from February 14th until February 17th 2018, combining live dissection of fascia in specimen with haptic exploration of living patients filled up quickly. The next course, running in 2019, is filling up fast too.
We are correlating CT/MRI/and thin slice plastinates together with our gyneacologists for 3D anatomy of the small pelvis. Prof. Höckel, head of the Leipzig School of Radical Pelvic Surgery, supports this project. We have already done this for the larger pelvis.
Two recent publications resulted from this cooperation: 2017 in Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkunde and in Annals of Anatomy .
In January 2018 our group contributed to the Fascial Plastination Project.
80 visitors from all continents came to Leipzig for the Fascia Summer School which included a visit to our plastination lab. The anatomy demonstrations including our newest plastinates was ranked best by the attendees.
Steinke H, Wiersbicki D, Speckert ML, Merkwitz C, Wolfskämpf T, Wolf B (2018) Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) reaction and plastination in whole body slices. A novel technique to identify fascial tissue structures. Ann Anat 216:29–35.
Steinke H (2018) Atlas of Human Fascial Topography. Photography by Anna Rowedder. Universitätsverlag Leipzig
Cotofana S, Steinke H, Schlattau A, Schlager M, Sykes JM, Roth MZ, Gaggl A, Giunta RE, Gotkin RH, Schenck TL (2017) The anatomy of the facial vein: implications for plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic procedures. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 139:1346–1353
Gill N, Nasir A, Douglin J, Pretterklieber B, Steinke H, Pretterklieber M, Cotofana S (2017) Accessory spleen in the greater omentum: embryology and revisited prevalence rates. Cells, tissues, organs 203:374-378
Pieroh P, Schneider S, Lingslebe U, Sichting F, Wolfskämpf T, Josten C, Böhme J, Hammer N, Steinke H (2016) The stress-strain data of the hip capsule ligaments are gender and side independent suggesting a smaller contribution to passive stiffness. PloS one 11, e0163306.