The advanced imaging of gouty tophi.

  title={The advanced imaging of gouty tophi.},
  author={Amilcare Gentili},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={8 3},
Gout is a metabolic disorder in which there is hyperuricemia caused by an increase in production or a decrease in excretion of uric acid. Long-lasting hyperuricemia causes the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints and soft tissues, triggering gouty arthritis and, if not properly treated, the formation of gouty tophi. The diagnosis of gout is usually based on clinical presentation and laboratory examinations, long before any abnormality can be demonstrated with imaging… CONTINUE READING


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