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"Parathyroidectomy"Image by Veronica Falconieri Hays (visit gallery »)
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»Veronica Falconieri Hays DescriptionThis piece was selected for rendering from a complete series of sketches illustrating a parathyroidectomy. It was created for a surgical audience unfamiliar with the procedure and shows one of the most important steps of the procedure, identifying the recurrent laryngeal nerve prior to parathyroid mobilization. It was created in collaboration with the surgery department at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. KeywordsPencil, Adobe Photoshop, certified medical illustrator, medical illustration, surgery, endocrine, endocrinology, blood vessels, vasculature, artery, vein, nerve, trachea, fat, skin, laryngeal nerve, muscle, subclavian, jugular, carotid, throat, patient Media Color Categories Medical Subject(s) Anatomical, Human, Surgical, Editorial, Processes Medical Illustration