Here is one of my most recent medical illustrations. It was for Dr. Adam Kolker of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. It depicts a new technique for postmastectomy reconstruction where Dr. Kolker places a tissue expander beneath the pectoralis major and serratus muscles and use an allograft to cover the rest.
This illustration depicts the surgeon using a electrocautery to undermine the pectoralis major and serratus anterior muscles. This allows him to maintain continuity with the pectoralis major and serratus muscles and create a pocket for the tissue expander.
This illustration depicts the implant (tissue expander) beneath the serratus and the pectoralis major, covered by the allograft (Alloderm) layer.
Until next time,