2020 Online Salon
Retroperitoneal mass (tumor) – John Doe
- Company/Institution: Artery Studios, Inc.
- Submission Type: Company/Corporation Submission
- Other Contributors: Dino Pulerà, Ken VanderStoep, Kim Chin, Sherry Lai, Jennifer Bosy, Stephen Mader
- Address: Toronto, Ontario Canada
- Client: Personal Injury Lawyer
- Copyright: 2020 Artery Studios, Inc
- Medium/software used: Graphite/Photoshop/InDesign
- Final presentation format: Jpeg/poster/prints
- Primary Audience: Litigation participants – judge, jurors, lawyers, medical experts
Exhibit panel created for use in a medical malpractice insurance claim for a 22-year old male plaintiff. The case entailed transection of the celiac axis during resection of a retroperitoneal mass that encased the axis and abutted the superior mesenteric artery. The surgeon negligently removed the growth from the celiac trunk triad via ligation of key arteries, thereby compromising blood supply to the abdominal organs. Fortunately, the plaintiff had an abnormal variance that provided some collateral blood supply to his organs, but unfortunately, a slow death loomed, as he awaited a full abdominal-contents transplant. The illustration demonstrates the client’s anatomy vis-à-vis the tumor. The photo shows a corresponding life-sized 3D printed model. These visuals were created to allow the medical expert(s) to better explain the key anatomical issues at trial.