2018 AMI Online Salon

Robot Assisted Left Partial Nephrectomy

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Tziporah Thompson; Beverly Hills, California
  • Client: Dr. Philip Pierorazio
  • Copyright: © 2017 Tziporah Thompson
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Powerpoint/Slideshow
  • Primary audience: Urology Residents and Surgeons

Project Description

This surgical illustration depicts the intermediate steps of a partial nephrectomy for the excision of an extremely posterior, endophilic tumor. The tumor margins are established on the posterior aspect of the kidney using cautery (4). The renal artery is clamped in order to provide homeostasis (5), at which point the tumor can be dissected and removed (6). Although a smaller area of anatomy would normally be visualized through the laparoscope, a zoomed out approach was taken to provide the viewer with more context.