Hand abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Swelling on dorsal aspect of hand - Few wks. H/O trauma. O/E - Swelling overlying 3rd - 4th metacarpal distal shaft region - on dorsal aspect of hand. Radiograph of hand - No fracture.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 - 40 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Collection with mobile echoes is noted on palmer as well as dorsal side of hand.

Communicating tract passes between 3rd and 4th metacarpal bones.

A linear echogenic focus ( 28 mm longth , 1 - 2 mm thick ) is noted within collection on palmer aspect.

Case Discussion

Findings of hand abscess due to foreign body which looks like a thorn / wood splinter.

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Case information

rID: 30513
Case created: 15th Aug 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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