2018 AMI Online Salon

Muscles of the Eustachian Tube

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Katelyn McDonald; Muscatine, Iowa
  • Client: Dr. Sam Kim
  • Copyright: © 2017 Katelyn McDonald
  • Medium / software used: Graphite & Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Poster in otolaryngologist’s office
  • Primary audience: Patients with no previous knowledge of anatomy.

Project Description

This illustration is intended for use in an otolaryngologist’s office to instruct patients on the muscles that control the shape of the Eustachian tubes. The Eustachian tubes’ ability to equalize air pressure in the middle ears is often confusing to patients. This anterior view of the the open mouth’s connection to the Eustachian tubes and middle ear is not commonly illustrated. This will be used as a teaching aid for the otolaryngologist during anatomy discussions with patients.