Thoracic Myelopathy Due to Compression by the Epidural Tophus: A Case Report

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Abstract

Summary:

A 60-year-old man with a 5-year history of gout underwent laminectomy for thoracic myelopathy. At operation, white chalky material in the epidural space was found to compress the spinal cord. Laboratory and histologic studies suggested that his myelopathy was caused by a gouty tophus.

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