This medical illustration for students compares three different types of stroke that can occur in the brain. Location of the rupture and the characteristics of each type are placed side by side for easy comparison.
Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. When a blood vessel becomes blocked, blood can’t reach parts of the brain and the brain suffers from lack of nutrients and oxygen. A block in the vessel usually occurs when there is a clot formed by fat and cholesterol. In the illustration, the middle cerebral artery is shown with a clot.
Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and the blood is pooled in the brain. in the illustration the lenticulostriate arteries are shown as ruptured vessels. The most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage is high blood pressure.
Ruptured aneurysm occurs when a weak area on the blood vessel wall balloons out and forms a pocket on the vessel bursts. Little is known about causes of aneurysms, but high pressure and smoking can raise the risk of developing aneurysms. In the illustration, The aneurysm is found on the branching of the ophthalmic artery and the internal carotid artery.
When working with the professor, we could do all the meetings via phone and email. Because I was familiar with basic neuroanatomy, the professor could use medical terminology without explaining everything.
If you would like to discuss more about creating your custom illustration similar to the one you see on this page, please contact Studio Kayama.Contact us