A rare cause of spinal cord compression: imaging appearances of gout of the cervical spine
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.
KeywordsGout Cervical spine Paraperesis MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) CT (computed tomography)
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