Thumb pulp abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thumb pain + swelling + restricted movements for 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Increased soft tissue thickness is noted involving pulp of thumb.

Approximately 8 x 5 mm sized irregular anechoic - hypoechoic avascular area is noted in proximal part of pulp.

Hypervascularity is noted in rest of the pulp region.

No foreign body could be localized.

No tenosynovitis / tendinosis / tendon tear s noted.

No joint effusion / cortical is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings favour a small abscess.

Incision and drainage: Pus pocket.

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Case information

rID: 21537
Published: 30th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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