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Small pin hole below chest, no bleeding, no infection. Causes ?

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My wife has a smal pin hole below her chest. It is not raised , bleeding or infected. But she just wants to know what it might be ?
Weight 9st 3. Age 41, 5'4 - Athletic build
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 15 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Such a small pin hole below the chest can be due to the following causes:
1) Firstly if it has been present since a long time then it can be a congenital sinus fistula opening in the skin.

2) If it has appeared recently then it can be a gastrointestinal fistula (an abnormal opening that allows the contents of the stomach or intestines to leak and may present as a hole in chest through which sometimes the contents of intestines may leak.

3) Last possibility is of a small sebaceous cyst underneath the skin and the opening may project as a small hole in the skin.

You need to get it examined from a surgeon and get a CT scan of the area and a fistulogram done. Fistulogram involves injecting contrast XXXXXXX into the opening of the skin of an enterocutaneous fistula and then taking x-rays.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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