Illustrations catheterization carotid fistula

Illustrations on superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) approach for embolization of carotid cavernous fistula.

Design of illustrations to explain the surgery procedures of catheterization of a carotid fistula. The fistula is treated with inserting a catheter through the superior ophthalmic vein, which is moved forward to place in the brain where the fistula is situated. An incision is made medial/cranial of the eye, the superior ophthalmic vein is exposed and prepared. A catheter is inserted in the vein and moved forward to the fistula in the cavernous sinus.

In an additional illustration anatomy of the eye with surrounding veins are shown and two possible approaches, superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) and inferior ophthalmic vein (IOV) are show.

Project details: 

Content: drawn illustrations

Utilization: Scientific publication

Specifications: Resolution 2K and 4k

Client: Prof. Dr. med.Maximilian Linxweiler / Universität des Saarlandes / Springer Nature

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incision superior ophthalmic vein cannulation carotid cavernous fistula

Incision for cannulation of carotid cavernous fistula via superior ophthalmic vein.


Exposing superior ophthalmic vein

preparation vein sov approach

Preparation of superior ophthalmic vein.

catheterization brain vein through sov approach

Catheterization of carotid fistula in brain vein through superior ophthalmic vein (SOV approach).

Anatomy of human eye with different approaches to catheterize carotid fistula
Anatomy of human eye with different approaches to catheterize carotid fistula

Drawing anatomy ophthalmic veins:

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