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Carpal tunnel syndrome due to tophaceous gout.
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PMID:  15369009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tophaceous gout is a recognized cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Of 2649 carpal tunnel releases, 15 hands in 13 patients were identified with tophaceous gout in the carpal tunnel. The incidence of tophaceous gout in the carpal tunnel was 0.6%. Twelve of 13 patients were male, and 8 of 10 patients with a history of gout developed carpal tunnel syndrome despite adequate medical treatment. Thus, consideration should be given for tophi as a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially in older men despite medical treatment for gout.
John T Rich; David C Bush; Chris J Lincoski; Thomas M Harrington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0147-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-16     Completed Date:  2004-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa 17822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / etiology*
Gout / complications*
Hand / pathology
Sex Factors

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