2022 AMI Online Salon

Thoracoscopic Pulmonary-Wedge Resection

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Caeley Blechschmid
  • Client: Surgical Textbook Company
  • Copyright:  Caeley Blechschmid and Augusta University, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Two-page textbook spread
  • Primary Audience: Surgery Residents

Project Description

To provide instruction on a Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Wedge Resection.  Surgical residents in the field of thoracic surgery will be able to clearly understand and perform safely the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery after viewing these chronological illustrations.  Removal of the lung with proper margins through small incisions ensures the removal of all cancerous tissue, is important to prevent further spread, and improve the healing process.  Lung cancer has had the highest mortality rate in the recent years among all cancers.  Teaching surgical residents how to safely remove all of a mass found through radiographic imaging is important in preventing the spread of potentially cancerous tissue.  Proper care of the remaining lung tissue will help with recovery and further treatment of the patients. Additionally, minimally invasive procedures provide an easier and quicker recovery from the procedure. The illustrations will be printed in full color to show damage to the lung, but also with high contrast to allow people who suffer from color blindness to be able to clearly identify the steps.  Providing more accessibility to these textbook illustrations for residents will ensure a future of more successful laparoscopic lung resections.