Foreign body in foot

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o pain in mid sole region. Recent history of local discharge - 2 wks back. Remote history of penetrating injury to foot - about 10 yrs. Referred to look for foreign body

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Linear echogenic focus is noted in  region of interest  - Foreign body.

  • 23 mm length 3 mm width
  • Plane - subcutenous plane
  • Depth from skin - 3 - 4 mm.
  • Direction - mid line long axis of foot

Case Discussion

Surgical exploration  - Wood splinter.

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Case information

rID: 21987
Published: 3rd Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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