Gout of the olecranon bursa

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Pain and swelling of the left elbow

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

X-rays of the left elbow demonstrate a soft tissue swelling overlying the olecranon. It is somewhat hyperdense, without evidence of subjacent bony abnormality.

Case Discussion

Aspiration (under ultrasound guidance) demonstrated turbid fluid which was confirmed to contain abundant urate crystals consistent with gout

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Case information

rID: 12582
Published: 19th Dec 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: elbow, gout
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