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Foreign body in foot

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


50 / F. Penetrating injury to sole of foot - 2 mths. C/o local pain. O/e skin induration - redness

Modality: X-ray
Modality: Ultrasound

Case Discussion:

Radiograph - Metal dense foreign body noted in soft tissue of heel. No signs of osteomyelitis.

US - Echogenic foreign body is noted deep to skin. Local inflammatory changes resulting in ill-defined hypoechogenesity and hypervascularity in soft tissue.

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