2022 AMI Online Salon

Cartilages and Membranes of the Larynx

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Miranda Stano
  • Client: Elizabeth St Clair, Lydia Gregg
  • Copyright:  Miranda Stano, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Poster, Lecture Slide
  • Primary Audience: Medical Students, Anatomy Students 

Project Description

This piece clarifies the relationships between the complex framework of laryngeal cartilages, membranes, and spaces when covered with mucosa and highlights the arterial blood supply and innervation of this region. On the left side, an overview helps acquaint the viewer with laryngeal cartilages and membranes, the base structures that form the larynx. Central to the composition, the main illustration utilizes a midline mucosal cutaway that provides a comparison between the appearance of the larynx with mucosa and without mucosa. By exposing the underlying arteries and nerves, the viewer can appreciate their position in relation to other structures. An inset of the main illustration provides a coronal section through the vocal cords, revealing musculature, folds, and ventricles. The color scheme maintains a strong contrast between different types of structures to accommodate color blindness. This, combined with an easy-to-read font, ensures that the piece is more accessible to the audience.