Foot foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Chronic right medial foot pain for one year.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

MRI depicting a linear metallic artifact within the plantar muscles (abductor hallucis muscle and tendon and flexor digitorum brevis).

There was a negative personal history of penetrating trauma and given the MR imaging findings, foot x-ray in lateral and frontal projections was performed.


Foot x-ray shows a 40 mm flexed linear metallic foreign body projects in the soft tissue at the medial side and plantar surface of the foot.

Case Discussion

The metallic foreign body was surgically removed.

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Case information

rID: 67275
Published: 28th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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