Tophaceous gout of the cervical spine causing cord compression: Computed tomographic diagnosis
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Tophaceous gout causing cord compression with a normal serum urate level and with no current symptoms of polyradiculopathy is a rare occurrence. We describe the computed tomographic (CT) findings of large, well-defined marginal and juxtamarginal erosions containing urate deposits which resulted in extradural cord compression in the cervical spine of a patient with chronic polyarticular tophaceous gout.
Key WordsGout Monosodium urate Cord compression