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Carnoy's Solution Fixative | 500ml (16 oz) Bottle | For Mitosis, Unicystic Ameloblastoma, Odontogenic Keratocystic (OKC) Cysts & Treatments, Oral Surgery, Treating Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumors | Shipped UPS | Promotes Chemical Necrosis | SDS

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    Information About Carnoy's Solution From Wikipedia

    Carnoy's solution is a fixative composed of 60% ethanol, 30% chloroform and 10% glacial acetic acid, 1 gram of ferric chloride.

    Uses Of Carnoy's Solution

    • Enhancing lymph node detection during dissection of cadavers.
    • Immunohistochemical fixation and detection of NMDA receptors within the murine hippocampus.
    • Applied directly following enucleation for the treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumors.
    • Direct application following enucleation (Cuba) for certain kinds of unicystic ameloblastomas. This appears to decrease the likelihood of recurrence over enucleation alone. Protein coagulation is thought to limit uptake of these toxic materials by surrounding tissues, however it is this fact that limits its usefulness as a treatment agent in general.
    • As a fixative for pap smear samples.
    • As a fixative agent for both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA in various tissues.
    • As a fixative agent to preserve mucus, useful for tissue preparation before staining with periodic acid-Schiff base.


    More Information On Carnoy's Solution

    • Carnoy's Solution is named after J.P. Carnoy, a 19th century Belgian cytologist who developed the mixture as a fixative for tissue samples. 
    • Current Role of Carnoy's Solution in Treating Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumors | Carnoy's solution described by Voorsmit (1981) contains 100% ethanol, chloroform and glacial acetic acid in a 6:3:1 ratio with added ferric chloride. This chemical composition provides a tissue-fixation property used in histology and a tissue cauterization property utilized in chemical curettage.
    • How do you make Carnoy's solution?
    • How does Carnoy fixative work? Carnoy's fixative adds chloroform and acetic acid to the mixture which counteracts the shrinkage effects of ethanol and engenders tissue fixation through hydrogen bonding of the constituents to the tissue. 
    • Carnoy's Solution For OKC | Carnoy's solution is a substance used as a complementary treatment after the conservative excision of odontogenic keratocyst. The application of Carnoy's solution promotes a superficial chemical necrosis and is intended to reduce recurrence rates. However, the inferior alveolar vascular–nervous plexus can occasionally be exposed after the removal of a lesion. The safety of the application of Carnoy's solution over this plexus has been reported, but to date, no clinical report has been made. The authors present a case that was given Carnoy's solution over the inferior alveolar vascular–nervous plexus as a complementary treatment for the keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Effective control of recurrence with low and transient neural morbidity was suggested with this technique. Find out more about Carnoy's solution in the mangement of odontogenic keratocyst here.
    • Carnoy's Solution Mechanism Of Action
    • Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is the cyst arising from the cell rests of dental lamina. It can occur anywhere in the jaw, but commonly seen in the posterior part of the mandible. Radiographically, most OKCs are unilocular when presented at the periapex and can be mistaken for radicular or lateral periodontal cyst.
    • Carnoy's Solution Side Effects
    • Carnoy's Solution - An Overview | ScienceDirect Topics
    • Carnoy's Solution Ameloblastoma | Its use in the treatment of unicystic ameloblastoma and in ossifying fibroma is also reported in the literature. It is likely that the use of Carnoy's solution does contribute towards the favourable result in terms of morbidity and recurrence rate of the lesion.

    Carnoy's Solution Alternative

    Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is an acceptable alternative to the use of Carnoy's solution. Liquid nitrogen is sprayed within the cavity and penetrates to a depth of about 1.5 mm. Suggested protocols include spraying the cavity for 1 minute and then allowing the bone to thaw. This can be repeated two or three times.

    About Bouin's Solution

    Bouin solution, or Bouin's solution, is a compound fixative used in histology. It was invented by French biologist Pol Bouin and is composed of picric acid, acetic acid and formaldehyde in an aqueous solution. The tissue hardening effect of formalin is balanced by the soft tissue fixation of picric and acetic acids.

    Carnoy's Solution Recipe 

    1. In a fume hood pour 60ml of ethanol into a suitable container.
    2. Add 30ml choloroform.
    3. Add 10ml glacial acetic acid to give a total volume of 100ml.
    4. Place tissue into fixative for 1-3 hours.
    5. Process fixed tissues immediately or transfer to 80% alcohol for storage.

    Carnoy's Solution Fixative Shipping Information:
    DOT: Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s. (ethanol, acetic acid, chloroform, solution), 3, UN2924, PG III

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