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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2019, XXV/4: 167-169

Title: Injection of metallic mercury into the subcutaneous tissue of the thumb – a case report 

Authors: Matuszewski P, Wydra T, Dąbrowski P. 

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05-04-2019

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Injection of metallic mercury into the subcutaneous tissue of the thumb – a case report


Matuszewski P, Wydra T, Dąbrowski P.

Department of Traumatic Orthopedics, Mazovian Center of Rehabilitation “STOCER”, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland

International Review of Medical Practice, 2019; Vol. 25, No. 4, 167

Foreign bodies found in soft tissues are rare effects of mechanical trauma. They often cause pain, limitation of limb function or cosmetic defects.
A case report. A 31-year-old patient suffered a left thumb injury while working with a mercury injection machine. The patient presented with a cohesive nodule of the thumb. Imaging examinations showed numerous small foreign bodies in the palmar aspect of the thumb. After the primary inflammation subsided, the formed granuloma was surgically removed. Mercury left in soft tissues causes foreign body-type granulomas. Delayed excision of such tissue, after the complete formation of the granuloma enables the possibility of complete removal.

Key words: foreign bodies, mercury, thumb