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Gouty tenosynovitis simulating an infection. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3630664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gouty tenosynovitis in the hand may be misdiagnosed as infectious or rheumatoid synovitis. Our case initially was treated as infectious tenosynovitis, but at reoperation gouty deposits were found penetrating the flexor tendon sheath. Tenosynovectomy and excision of intratendinous tophi were performed with a good result. Gouty synovitis is diagnosed in specimens fixed with ethanol because formalin destroys the typical crystals of urate.
S O Abrahamsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-20     Completed Date:  1987-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Gout / complications*
Tenosynovitis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery

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