Foreign body

Case contributed by Parag Bawaskar

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History of injury to the left thumb.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
X-ray

A radiograph of the left hand shows a metallic foreign body in the subcutaneous tissues in the left thumb, a sewing machine needle in this case. The needle was removed under C arm guidance after unsuccessful attempt to remove it blindly.

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Case information

rID: 20049
Case created: 31st Oct 2012
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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