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Thursday 23 June 2011

gouty tophus; tophi; dermal urate deposits

Digital slides

- UI:859 - Interphalangeal joint of toe - Gout tophus.

Images

- Gouty Tophi in Sesamoid Bone of Foot by Ed Euthman.

- Deposits of destroyed uric acid crystals seen as amorphus eosinophilic material

See also

- dermal urate deposits / urate crystals

- uric acid (urate )
- deposits

  • crystal deposits

Synopsis

- 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.

See also

- gout