2019 AMI Online Salon

Repair of Middle Cerebral Aneurysm

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Entrant Name: Jill Gregory
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Address: New York, NY
  • Client: Dr. Justin Mascitelli
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Book chapter
  • Primary Audience: 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students

Project Description

This illustration appeared the chapter ‘Ruptured MCA Aneurysm with Large Hematoma’ in The Society of Neurological Surgeons’ Medical Student Neurosurgery Handbook. Accompanying a case presentation, the image captures the 4 essential steps in the repair of a middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm with accompanying intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Students were introduced to the anatomical region in a previous figure. Here they are meant to focus on the location of the aneurysm at the M1/M2 junction (A), the temporary clipping of the MCA to stop the bleed (B), the permanent clip then placed at the neck of the aneurysm itself (C) and the final step, wherein blood flow is reestablished to the M2 vessels, and the ICH is evacuated via cautery and suction (D).