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Case report


A case of mitral valve tophus in a patient with severe gout tophaceous arthritis

Atooshe RohaniSoheila ChamanianPeiman HosseinzadeJavad Ramezani
Cardiac Research Center, Department of Cardiology, Emam Reza Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Date of Submission: 30-Jun-2012, Date of Acceptance: 20-Aug-2012, Date of Web Publication: 31-Oct-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Atooshe Rohani

Cardiac Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
E-mail: rohania@mums.ac.ir

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Atooshe Rohani

Cardiac Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
E-mail: rohania@mums.ac.ir

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.103058 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


A few cases of cardiac valve tophi have been reported in literature. In this case report, the echocardiographic characteristics of the hyperechoic mass in the posterior leaflet mitral valve, intact mitral valve ring, and the occurrence of severe tophaceous gout arthritis suggested the diagnosis of a gout tophus on the mitral valve.
Keywords: Arthritis, Echocardiogram, Gout, Mitral Valve, Tophus

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Ashika Chhana and Nicola Dalbeth (2015) The Gouty Tophus: a Review. Curr Rheumatol Rep 17(3):. doi: 10.1007/s11926-014-0492-x

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