2022 AMI Online Salon

Chronic Pelvic Pain – Endometriosis

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Cassie Ren
  • Client: Faculty Advisor:  Dave Mazierski, Content Advisor:  John Wong
  • Copyright:  Cassie (Fangyu) Ren, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print, 11” x 17″ two-page spread
  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition affecting 6-10% of the female population. It is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue-like lesions that occur outside of the uterine cavity. It is a painful condition and may lead to female infertility. On average it takes about 7.5 years for a woman to be diagnosed with endometriosis. This is partly due to the range of symptoms, as well as a lack of public understanding and awareness about this condition. The purpose of this illustrated panel is to elucidate the pathology of endometriosis to the educated lay public, while raising awareness about endometriosis. This double-page spread is designed for a popular science magazine, with gross anatomical and histological features illustrated. The focal point of the layout is the anatomy of the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and surrounding structures depicting the possible sites of endometrial tissue migration.  Three callouts surrounding the main illustration visualize the histology of the types of endometrioses with leader lines connecting the microscopic views to the corresponding affected organs. Colour coding and schematic illustrations are employed to demonstrate the stages of endometriosis. The pathogenesis of endometriosis is explained with a graphic timeline of events that transpire at the molecular and cellular level.