Foreign body in hand

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Glass injury to pulp of finger. Patient was an anesthesiologist who tried to open a drug ampoule.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

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


Tiny echogenic particle is seen in pulp of finger, with reactive hyperemia (inflammation).

Case Discussion

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

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