Michael Corrin - Imagery: Illustrations & art

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Pen and ink


This illustration demonstrates step two in a method used to pass the peritoneal catheter of a VP shunt through the abdominal wall and into the peritoneal cavity through a pathway separate from the fascial and peritoneal opening. This image shows how the passer stylet is removed and the catheter is pushed through the empty passer to end inside the peritoneum. In the next step, the passer is pulled back, leaving the catheter tip inside the peritoneal cavity (not visualized here).

Project Description

I worked with neurosurgeons to describe a novel technique for passing a peritoneal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt through the abdominal wall on a path separate from the fascial opening.

Elashaal AA, Corrin M & Cusimano MD. 2010. Cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion: techniques of peritoneal catheter placement separate from abdominal fascial and peritoneal incisions. J Neurosurg. 113(1):79-81.

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