Gout

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Presentation

Multiple sites of joint pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There are large, dense, heterogenous masses within the prepatellar and infrapatellar bursae bilaterally, which demonstrate faint areas of calcification. There are also small suprapatellar effusions bilaterally. 

Modality: X-ray

There are large, desnse, hetereogenous masses within the olecranon bursa bilaterally, more prominent on the left. There are mild adjacet pressure erosions on the olecrenons. There is not joint effusion. 

Case Discussion

Periarticular masses with faint areas of clacifcation represent typical features of gouty tophi, albeit adjacent to uncommon joints in this patient. 

 

Case courtesy of Dr. Deborah Forrester

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Case Information

rID: 26848
Case created: 10th Jan 2014
Last edited: 11th Mar 2016
Tag: gout
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