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Foreign body in hand

Case contributed by: Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation:

H/o glass particle injury to pulp of finger. Anesthetist tried to cut a drug ampule.

Patient Data:

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Male
Race: Indian/Pakistani
Modality: X-ray
Modality: Ultrasound

Case Discussion:

Glass particle removed surgically.

US revealed hypervascularity with hypoechoic areas around foreign body.

However, no pus was present on exploration.

Reference : US of Soft-Tissue Foreign Bodies and Associated Complications with Surgical Correlation By Tedric D. Boyse, MD  and others - RadioGraphics 2001; 21:1251–1256

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