Case for diagnosis. Puncture lesions with foreign body in the feet

An Bras Dermatol. 2011 Jan-Feb;86(1):165-6. doi: 10.1590/s0365-05962011000100029.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Patients presenting with plantar puncture wounds with presence of foreign bodies are treated in emergency departments, dermatology and orthopedic clinics. The clinical features of these lesions are rarely cited in journals and textbooks of dermatology. We report a case of foreign body in the plantar surface of the foot, in which clinical history and dermatological examination were decisive for the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cutaneous Fistula / etiology
  • Foot Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Foot Injuries / etiology*
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ultrasonography
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*