Medical illustration of the heart around the Left Coronary Artery (LCA). A stent, introduced into the LCA became entangled with an existing stent in the Left Anterior Descending Artery (LAD), which resulted in the formation of a clot. The angle of the LAD to the LCA pushes a high stent into the LAD, a fact that is critical to know in order to preventing this from happening. One in a series for a medical malpractice case.
Fetal Brain Injury from Bacterial Infection
Medical illustration of blood flow to the brain of a fetus and brain damage due to bacteria entering the fetus through the mother. E-coli and Meningitis can cross the blood-brain barrier but look different on CT scans. Additional illustrations are available separately or as part of an animation.
Tumor Invading the Ear within Petrous Bone of Skull
Medical illustration of the middle and inner ear in relation to the petrous bone of the skull. A temporal bone tumor has invaded bone and ear structures and was diagnosed too late.
Burns: Debridement and Skin Grafts
Medical illustrations showing how dead tissue is removed from burnt skin and how a skin graft is stapled over a wound. Other available illustrations: same on a leg, 4 degrees of burns, wounds and decubitus ulcers (pressure sores).
Blood Circulation from the Heart to the Brain
Medical illustration for a medical malpractice case in which chemotherapy was introduced through a catheter which was inserted into the right subclavian artery (red) instead of the right subclavian vein (blue). This shot the chemicals into the brain instead of down into the body resulting in brain damage.
Bowel Perforation during Abdominal Wall Closure
Medical illustration showing the abdominal wall sutured closed in layers: peritoneum, fascia and skin. In this medical malpractice case, the surgeon went too deep and perforated a loop of bowel, resulting in peritonitis. Available with other surgical steps, including correct closure and repair of bowel.
Cervical Spine Facet Joint Syndrome
The occipital nerve, which comes off of the spine in the upper neck, is compressed by the swollen facet joints when the head is extended backwards. The result is a headache in the back of the head. This medical illustration demonstrates why whiplash can cause headaches in the presence of facet joint syndrome.
Pelvic and Hip Joint Fractures
The X-ray was enhanced with an illustration over it adding color and sharpening the fracture lines for clarity and authenticity.