Parathyroidectomy: Identifying the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

  • Parathyroidectomy: Identification of the Recurrent Laryngeal Ner

This 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.

The final image was rendered in Adobe Photoshop.