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1. Unusual presentation of gout with tophi at pubic bone as the first sign of gout.
2. Differentiation of such lesion from infection and tumor.
Case Report | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | JOCR Oct-Dec 2013 | Page 35-37 | Oswal CP, Samant A, Shahane S, Pathak P
Authors: Oswal CP, Samant A, Shahane S, Pathak P
Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr R N Cooper Hospital, Vile Parle, Mumbai- 400056. India.
Address of Correspondence:
Dr Chetan Prakash Oswal, 363, ShukrawarPeth, Shivaji Road, Pune -411002 Maharashtra. India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction: Chronic tophaceous gout classically occurs after 10 years or more of recurrent polyarticular gout. However, tophi can also occur as first sign of the disorder.
Case Report: We report the case of a 60 year female with tophaceous involvement of the pubis bone which is an unusual location for this type of pathology without any prior manifestation of gouty arthritis.
Conclusion: Tophi can present in unexpected locations, even as the first sign of gout, often mimicking infection and neoplasia and vigilance is required when unusual symptoms or signs occur in a patient with gout.
Keywords: Gout, Tophus, Pubis Bone.
How to Cite This Article: Oswal CP, Samant A, Shahane S, Pathak P. Tophus of the Pubis Bone: A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2013 Oct-Dec ;3(4): 35-37. Available from: https://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2013/04/13/2250-0685-098-fulltext/
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