Gouty arthropathy of the cervical spine in a young adult

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We report a young man with gouty discitis of the cervical spine. To our knowledge, our patient is the youngest patient with cervical gouty discitis reported in the literature. The clinical manifestation was similar to that of cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy. Gouty discitis was diagnosed only when tophi in the disc were found during surgery and proved by pathologic study. Surgical decompression followed by optimization of pharmacologic treatment enabled good recovery from neurologic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical spine
  • Discitis
  • Gout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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