Foreign body in hand

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation:

History of glass particle injury to pulp of finger. Anesthetist tried to cut a drug ampule.

Patient Data:

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Radio-opaque foreign body in the pulp of the index finger. 

Modality: Ultrasound

Tiny echogenic particle is seen in pulp of finger, with hyperaemia (inflammation) 

Case Discussion:

Glass particle removed surgically. Although ultrasound revealed hypervascularity with hypoechoic areas around foreign body, no pus was present on exploration.

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