Carnoy's solution


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Carnoy's solution

[′kär‚nȯiz sə′lü·shən]
(materials)
A tissue fixative composed of mercuric salts and acetic acids; used where penetration of hard objects such as seeds is required.
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Unicystic ameloblastoma - use of Carnoy's solution after enucleation.
To determine the number of chromosomes, the oocytes released into the water were fixed in Carnoy's solution, transferred to fresh fixative after 30 min, and stored in a freezer.
Carnoy's solution carries the risk of IAN damage if the tumor is adjacent to this structure (19).
A final diagnosis of an infected KCOT was made and a month later the lesion was enucleated in toto under general anesthesia followed by chemical cauterization by of the cystic cavity with Carnoy's solution. All the three molars in the left mandible were extracted during the procedure.
Recurrence rate is known to be higher after simple enucleation (50% in our study) but treatment with carnoy's solution or peripheral ostectomy eliminates epithelial islands and microcysts within the peripheral bone.1,2 These adjuncts when used with enucleation significantly reduce recurrence rate (18.2% in our study).
Treatment for KCOT ranges from conservative therapy such as marsupialization or enucleation (with or without cryotherapy or Carnoy's solution application) to marginal or radical resection [10, 11].
Subsequently, Carnoy's solution was applied (consisting of 60% ethanol, 30% chloroform, and 10% glacial acetic acid) for 5 minutes.