Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103--106

FNAC diagnosis of gouty tophi - A case report


N Jayaram, Shuehangi Tambwekar, Sujay R Prasad, AV Ramaprasad 
 Anand Institute of Laboratory Medicine - Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
N Jayaram
Anand Institute of Laboratory Medicine, No. 11, Blue Cross Chambers, Infantry Road Cross, Bangalore - 560 001
India

Primary FNAC diagnosis of chronic hyperuricemia presenting as multiple tophi in a young male patient is discussed. The combination of chalky white aspirate, presence of needle shaped crystals under light microscopy, and the high degree of birefringence under polarised light helped in diagnosis. Certain rare manifestations of this disease are also presented.


How to cite this article:
Jayaram N, Tambwekar S, Prasad SR, Ramaprasad A V. FNAC diagnosis of gouty tophi - A case report.J Cytol 1999;16:103-106


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Jayaram N, Tambwekar S, Prasad SR, Ramaprasad A V. FNAC diagnosis of gouty tophi - A case report. J Cytol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];16:103-106
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