Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 467–476 | Cite as

The radiographic and MRI features of gout referred as suspected soft tissue sarcoma: a review of the literature and findings from 27 cases

  • Neil UpadhyayEmail author
  • Asif Saifuddin
Review Article


Gout has been termed the “great mimicker”, for its ability to resemble other pathological conditions. Whilst the typical imaging features of gout are well described, there is a relative paucity of literature describing more challenging cases of gout, where a malignant tumour has been considered in the differential diagnosis. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the radiographic and MRI features of 27 cases of gout that were initially referred to our centre as suspected soft tissue sarcoma, alongside a review of the literature.


Gout Soft tissue sarcoma Radiography MRI 


Conflict of interest

No conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imaging DepartmentImperial College Healthcare NHS TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThe Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS TrustStanmoreUK

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