Endoscopic biopsy sampling of tophaceous gout of the odontoid process. Case report and review of the literature.

TitleEndoscopic biopsy sampling of tophaceous gout of the odontoid process. Case report and review of the literature.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
JournalJournal of neurosurgery. Spine
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination61-4
Date Published2007 Jul
ISSN1547-5654
AbstractThe authors present the case of a 71-year-old man who presented with neck pain, a history of gout, and a mass in the dens. Results of transoral endoscopic biopsy sampling demonstrated tophaceous gout. The patient was treated medically and the pain resolved. Tophaceous gout isolated in the dens is extremely rare and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of masses in this region. With the aid of transoral or transnasal endoscopic biopsy sampling, the diagnosis can be reached in a minimally invasive manner.
URLhttp://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/SPI-07/07/061?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.3171/SPI-07/07/061
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17633489?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleJ Neurosurg Spine