Case Report

Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 942-945

First online:

A rare cause of spinal cord compression: imaging appearances of gout of the cervical spine

  • R. DharmadhikariAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Freeman Hospital
  • , P. DildeyAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Freeman Hospital
  • , I. G. HideAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Freeman Hospital Email author 

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Gout is a metabolic disorder typically affecting the peripheral joints, more commonly in males. Spinal involvement is uncommon and is usually associated with hyperuricemia. We present the imaging findings of a case of spinal gout in a female patient with no previous history of hyperuricaemia, involving multiple spinal segments.


Gout Cervical spine Paraperesis MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) CT (computed tomography)