Thursday 23 June 2011
gouty tophus; tophi; dermal urate deposits
Gouty Tophi in Sesamoid Bone of Foot by Ed Euthman.
uric acid (urate )
- crystal deposits
The tophus represents an accumulation of monosodium urate derived from chronic hyperurecemia seen in the disorder called gout.
Surrounding chronic inflammatory cells, fibrosis, and foreign body giant cells can be noted.