gouty tophus


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gou·ty to·phus

a deposit of uric acid and urates in periarticular fibrous tissue, cartilage of the external ear, or kidney, in gout.

gou·ty to·phus

(gow'tē tō'fŭs)
A deposit of uric acid and urates in periarticular fibrous tissue, cartilage of the external ear, or kidney, in gout.

gouty tophus

localized deposition of crystalline monosodium urate monohydrate in peripheral tissues (e.g. first metatarsophalangeal joint); subungual tophus formation causes nail dystrophy, with onychauxis and/or onycholysis