Foreign body - scalp

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

History of road traffic accident. Injury to scalp. Complaining local pain, swelling for 5-6 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

At site of pain pointed by patient; there is a linear echogenic structure in scalp; measuring 20 mm in long axis.

Case Discussion

Surgical excision was performed, and foreign body confirmed. It was a thorn.

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Case Information

rID: 43560
Case created: 16th Mar 2016
Last edited: 18th Mar 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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