Foreign body - forearm

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Thorn injury to forearm - 15 days back. C/o local pain, swelling.

Patient Data

Age: about 55 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

A linear echogenic focus is noted in subcutaneous plane  - Foreign body.

Length             - about 30 mm

Thickness  - about 2 mm

 

Surrounding hypoechoic area is noted - Granuloma.

Granuloma abutts tendon sheath. Mild thickening of adjacent tendon sheath without effusion.

No tendon tear.

 

Radial artery - vessels passes superficial to foreign body.

Radial artery - veins are patent

Superficial subcutaneous vein are patent.

 

Underlying cortex of radius - no cortical irregularity.

Case Discussion

Findings of foreign body (thorn) in forearm.

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Case information

rID: 37410
Case created: 7th Jun 2015
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
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