Foreign body in hand

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


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

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 hyperemia (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
Published: 22nd Nov 2010
Last edited: 8th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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