Foreign body - toe

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

H/o thorn injury to forefoot - 6 months back. C/o painful nodule on planter aspect of 2nd toe.

Patient Data

Age: 30 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

There is a linear focus with two echogenic lines and central lucency; in planter subcutaneous plane of 2nd toe; at the level of proximal interphalangeal joint. There is surrounding hypoechoic area showing vascularity. There is no tendon tear / joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Patient with history of thorn injury to fore foot presents with painful nodule on planter aspect of 2nd toe. Ultrasound shows a focus with two echogenic lines and central lucency - A thorn foreign body. There is surrounding granuloma ( hypoechoic area ).

Surgery revealed thorn.

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Case information

rID: 51063
Case created: 2nd Feb 2017
Last edited: 4th Feb 2017
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