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Foreign body: glass piece in the right foot
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Author(s) :
Chaitali Shah, FRCR
 
Presentation An ultrasound evaluation of the foot was performed following patient complaints of stepping on broken glass.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal image of the right foot plantar aspect
Description: A small echogenic focus is seen just beneath the skin surface at the base of the second phalanx.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse image of the right foot plantar aspect
Description: The echogenic focus shows posterior shadowing and represents the glass foreign body.
 
 
 
Caption: Color Doppler image of the right foot plantar aspect
Description: There is hyperemia surrounding the echogenic focus, suggestive of foreign body reaction.
 
Differential Diagnosis Foreign body: glass piece in the right foot
 
Final Diagnosis Foreign body: glass piece in the right foot
 
Technical Details Case published after review by Dr. Freimanis on July 21, 2006
 
Follow Up The glass foreign body was removed.
 
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