Glass foreign body - hand

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Hand trauma with the glass and sensation of the foreign body within the index finger soft tissue on the palmar surface.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years

Radiopacity measuring 7mm projects within the soft tissue of the index finger at the level of the proximal phalanx on the palmar surface, likely representing a retained foreign body. 

Case Discussion

All types of glass that are at least 1-2mm should be able to demonstrate on x-ray. 

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Case information

rID: 70185
Published: 7th Aug 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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