2021 AMI Online Salon

Venous anatomy of the thoracolumbar column

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Emily Simpson
  • Client: Philippe Gailloud, Lydia Gregg
  • Copyright: Emily Simpson, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format:Full page textbook illustration
  • Primary Audience: Medical students

Project Description

This piece depicts the veins of the thoracolumbar column and spinal cord. The full thoracolumbar vertebral column is shown on the left with the external venous anatomy. A section from T9-T12 is pulled out to the right with vertebral bodies removed to present the epidural venous plexuses. A portion of the vertebral body T11 is cut away to reveal the basivertebral vein. A window is cut into the dura to show the veins of the spinal cord.