Foreign body in palm - lead tip

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Accidental injury to palm by lead pencil tip - 3 - 4 days. C/o local pain, swelling. USG to rule out or localize lead tip.

Patient Data

Age: about 30 yrs
Gender: Female

An echogenic linear tapering focus is noted in subcutaneous plane.

It is about 10 mm deep to skin.

Local hypervascularity is noted.

No abscess formation.


Case Discussion

Findings favour foreign body - lead tip in palm.

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Case information

rID: 29050
Case created: 29th Apr 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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