, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 942-945
Date: 18 Mar 2006

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

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Abstract

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.