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Tophaceous gout of the first costochondral junction in a heart transplant patient.

  • Author(s): Chang, Patrick C
  • Seeger, Leanne L
  • Motamedi, Kambiz
  • Chan, Jessica B
  • et al.

We report the case of a 49-year-old man with a 10-year history of gout, who presented with a painful left first costochondral junction mass. A computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of the mass revealed foreign body giant cell reaction and crystalline deposition consistent with tophaceous gout.

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