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Spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon in a patient with gout.
  1. P G Mahoney,
  2. P D James,
  3. C J Howell,
  4. A J Swannell


    A 49-year-old man with long-standing gout suffered a spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon. Surgical repair was performed, and gouty tophi were found in the severed end of the tendon. The possible causes of this spontaneous rupture are discussed.

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