Foreign body in hand

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

History of glass particle injury to pulp of finger. Anesthetist tried to cut a drug ampule.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Radio-opaque foreign body in the pulp of the index finger. 

Modality: Ultrasound

Tiny echogenic particle is seen in pulp of finger, with hyperaemia (inflammation) 

Case Discussion

Glass particle removed surgically. Although ultrasound revealed hypervascularity with hypoechoic areas around foreign body, no pus was present on exploration.

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Case Information

rID: 12412
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Musculoskeletal
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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