2021 AMI Online Salon

Ansa Cervicalis & Carotid Sheath

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jennifer Wang
  • Client:  Elizabeth St. Clair, Lydia Gregg
  • Copyright: Jennifer Wang, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:Anatomical poster
  • Primary Audience:Medical students

Project Description

This illustration depicts the location of the ansa cervicalis, its relationship with the carotid sheath and its contents, and the muscles it innervates. Didactic color was used to distinguish the nerves, arteries, and veins. A small window is sectioned from the carotid sheath to reveal the common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.The inset presents an oblique axial view to help visualize the anatomical relationships between the ansa cervicalis and the contents of the carotid sheath (common carotid a., internal jugular v., and vagus n.).