Foreign body: forearm

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Mechanic with localised sudden pain and bleeding from forearm while working for 3-4 days. Complaining of mild residual local pain. USG to rule out foreign body.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is a echogenic focus in subcutaneous fat abutting a non-thrombosed superficial vein.
It shows Doppler artifact. 

Size - 1 mm.

There is no local collection / hypoechoic granulation around foreign body.

Case Discussion

Findings favor metal dense foreign body in forearm. Like a renal calculus, there is twinkle artifact by metal foreign body and that helps to localize it. 

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Case information

rID: 38535
Published: 23rd Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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