Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 942–945

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

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-006-0088-2

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Dharmadhikari, R., Dildey, P. & Hide, I.G. Skeletal Radiol (2006) 35: 942. doi:10.1007/s00256-006-0088-2


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.


GoutCervical spineParaperesisMRI (magnetic resonance imaging)CT (computed tomography)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyFreeman HospitalHigh Heaton, Newcastle-upon-TyneUK
  2. 2.Department of PathologyFreeman HospitalHigh Heaton, Newcastle-upon-TyneUK