Flexor Digitorum Profundus Irritation and Pseudotumour Formation Ten Years after a Penetrating Glass Injury RD06-RD07
Dr. Baris Polat,
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Near East University, LefkosÂ¸ a, Cyprus.
Retained foreign bodies inside the soft tissue following penetrating injuries are common. Late onset of symptoms and complications are possible in these cases. In the present report, we present a case of late flexor digitorum profundus irritation and pseudotumour formation caused by a retained glass piece 10 years after the injury. Pseudotumour is formed by reaction to the retained material as an enlarged portion of tissue that resembles a tumour. The complaints were completely improved soon after removal of the foreign material. Retained soft tissue foreign bodies should be suspected in differential diagnosis of soft tissue masses. History of a penetrating trauma should be questioned persistently. The authors recommend the removal of retained foreign bodies with sharp edges to avoid further injury to the surrounding anatomical structures.