Gouty tophus causing tarsal tunnel syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS), first described in 1962, has been associated with a variety of causes, including trauma, neurilemomas, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism. We report the first case of TTS caused by a tophaceous mass in the tarsal tunnel and review etiologies, clinical descriptions, and diagnostic studies for TTS. We also survey pseudotumor crystal-induced lesions and descriptions of tophi in unusual sites.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Estrada, A; Hall, R; Martinez, S; Allen, NB

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 298

PubMed ID

  • 19078087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1076-1608

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00124743-199610000-00012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States