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Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome due to gouty tophi: conservative and surgical treatment in different hands of the same patient.
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PMID:  23535953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gouty tophi are an uncommon cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. We describe a case of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome due to gouty tophi. Gouty tophi in the right wrist developed slowly, but developed acutely in flexor tendons in the left wrist. Symptoms were numbness and finger movement dysfunction in both hands. The right hand was treated surgically, while the left hand was treated by medication. Both hands improved under a well-controlled serum uremic acid level.
Authors:
Kenji Onuma; Hisako Fujimaki; Tomonori Kenmoku; Koji Sukegawa; Shotaro Takano; Kentaro Uchida; Naonobu Takahira; Masashi Takaso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, 1-15-1 Kitasato Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 252-0374, Japan, onuma@med.kitasato-u.ac.jp.
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