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
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Intratendinous gouty tophus mimics patellar tendonitis in an athlete.
Gouty tophus simulating soft tissue tumor in a heart transplant recipient.
On positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose, a gouty tophus may demonstrate moderately increased uptake but less than that expected of a malignancy.