2021 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Mimi (Yuejun) Guo
  • Client:Faculty advisor: Dave Mazierski and Shelley Wall; Content advisor: Anne Agur
  • Copyright: Mimi Guo, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Procreate and Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:Print, 1/2 page in a textbook
  • Primary Audience:Students in human anatomy classes


Project Description

When learning human anatomy, students usually find it hard to understand the peritoneal relationship between abdominal viscera. The structures around the omental foramen and omental bursa are extremely complex and they are difficult to identify in dissection labs. This illustration elucidates the structural complexity surrounding the omental bursa by providing a cross-sectional view of the abdomen. Reconstructed from a CT scan at T12 vertebra, this illustration shows the omental bursa is bounded by the lesser omentum, stomach, gastrosplenic ligament, splenorenal ligament and the posterior abdominal wall. The peritoneal relationships for five organs are clarified. It demonstrated that liver, stomach and spleen are intraperitoneal, whereas the two kidneys are retroperitoneal.