Neglected Thorn Injury Mimicking Soft Tissue Mass in a Child: A Case Report RD03-RD04
Dr. Vijay Kumar Jain,
Chief Medical Officer, Departments of Orthopedics, PGIMER,
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi-110001, India.
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Thorn injuries are common especially in rural areas. The diagnosis of such in children is always missed. An untreated retained thorn may cause late soft tissue and osseous complications. Herein, we report a case of neglected thorn injury mimicking soft tissue mass in an 11-year-old male child. The presence of the thorn was confirmed with ultrasound scan and computerized tomography. The child was successfully managed with removal of thorn with excision of foreign body granuloma.