Foreign body: hand

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


History or road traffic accident. Multiple skin abrasions on hand and leg for 1 month. Partial healing of palmar skin abrasion. Complaining of local swelling. No pain. On examination, palpable hard swelling in thenar region.

Patient Data

Age: 45 yrs
Gender: Male

At the site of swelling pointed by patient (thenar region), there is a strong acoustic shadow by a curvilinear focus; measuring about 9 mm. It is present in the superficial most muscle of the thenar region. There is surrounding hypoechoic rim but no collection.

Case Discussion

History and clinical examination raised possibility of soft tissue foreign body. Ultrasound confirmed foreign body. It was removed surgically, and was a gravel stone.

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Case information

rID: 48393
Published: 5th Oct 2016
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
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