Gastric Surgery Illustrations: Laparoscopic Intra-Gastric Resection for Submucosal Proximal Gastric Tumor

Gastric Surgery Illustrations: Laparoscopic Intra-Gastric Resection for Submucosal Proximal Gastric Tumor

Surgical Gastric Illustration Series: Procedure Illustrations Written and illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator I drew the surgical illustrations below to reveal a specific technique for a surgical resection procedure to remove a stomach tumor. The procedure is a Laparoscopic Intra-Gastric Resection for Submucosal Proximal Gastric Tumor. My illustrations reflect the particular surgical approach taken by Dr. ... Read More »

Illustrating the Lateral Approach to the Left Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

Illustrating the Lateral Approach to the Left Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

The Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove both solid and cystic tumors from the distal pancreas. Tumors of this type to this area of the pancreas usually affect middle-aged adult women. Surgeons aim to preserve as many of the critical splenic and pancreatic vessels as possible. Careful effort is made to preserve the surrounding tissues. This way, the blood supply to vital pancreatic tissues is not disturbed. The procedure is performed laparoscopically as this is less invasive than an open surgical technique, and offers a more cosmetic impact. Read More »

An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

I created this surgical illustration series on the oophoropexy, or ovarian transposition. This is a surgery in which a woman's ovary is moved to a different part of her abdomen so that radiation can be safely performed. Later in her life, the surgeon may move the ovary back to its proper position, giving the woman a better chance to become pregnant. Read More »