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to·phus

 (tō′fəs)
n. pl. to·phi (-fī)
1. A deposit of urates in the skin and tissue around a joint or in the external ear, occurring in gout. Also called chalkstone.
2. A concretion of mineral salts and organic matter deposited on the surface of the teeth.

[Latin tōphus, tufa.]

tophus

(ˈtəʊfəs)
n, pl -phi (-faɪ)
(Pathology) pathol a deposit of sodium urate in the helix of the ear or surrounding a joint: a diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout. Also called: chalkstone
[C16: from Latin, variant of tōfus tufa, tuff]
tophaceous adj

to•phus

(ˈtoʊ fəs)

n., pl. -phi (-fī).
a calcareous concretion formed in the soft tissue about a joint, in the pinna of the ear, etc., esp. in gout.
[1545–55; < Latin tōphus, tōfus tufa]
to•pha•ceous (təˈfeɪ ʃəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tophus - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external eartophus - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout
urate - a salt of uric acid
2.tophus - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gumstophus - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
crust, encrustation, incrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
Translations

to·phus

n. tofo.
1. depósito de sal de ácido úrico en los tejidos, gen. visto en casos de gota;
2. cálculo dental.

tophus

n (pl -phi) tofo
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In this case report, treatment of a patient with long-standing chronic gout tophus located bilaterally at the elbow joints, which was complicated by bursal deposit and rapid progression during the last 4 years, was reported.
Tophus gout and chronic kidney disease in a young female patient: report of familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy in three generations of the same family.
Wilder-Smith, "Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by gouty tophus of the flexor tendons of the fingers: sonographic features," Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol.
Gouty deposits Extradural intraspinal Histological results cervical fibrous showing crystals of tophus, in hypo to uric acid, intermediate on T1w, multinucleate giant hypo- or hyper signal cell and histiocyte on T2w with diffuse proliferation.
Of those with a tophus at baseline, 6 (16%) of 37 of the control/DE group and 4 (13%) of 31 of the DE/ DE group had complete resolution of all tophi between months 12 and 24.
We report the case of 32-year-old male who had a painful knee due to tophus formation in the interosseous area of the bipartite patella.
This report presents a unique case of extension loss due to a single, isolated intra-articular gouty tophus. Only a few similar reports have been described in the literature involving cases that are often initially suspected to be related to inherent structural knee pathology as opposed to a systemic condition or illness.
Although tophus is generally anticipated in the late period, there are reports in literature of presentation with tophi even on the first attack.6 Tophi are typically located in the olecranon bursa, Achilles tendon, first metatarsophalangeal joint and ear, although atypical locations such as the tarsal tunnel, second metacarpal and wrist flexor tendons have also been reported.5,7
A gouty tophus occasionally mimics an infectious or neoplastic process and MRI must be obtained under these circumstances [7].
Dalbeth, "The gouty tophus: a review," Current Rheumatology Reports, vol.