Foreign body in thumb

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Penetrating injury to the thumb by a needle.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

A metallic density focus is noted in the soft tissue of the thumb finger.

No fracture/dislocation is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings of a metallic foreign body(needle) in the soft tissue of the thumb finger without bony abnormality.

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