Table 1

Patient characteristics

PatientAgeHistory of gout
attacks (years)
Location of
current attack
DiagnosisClinical
score6
Uric acid
serum level (mg/dl)
Concomitant
diseases
Location of sodium urate depositsVolume
(cm3)
Sonography
165>10Right kneeClinical10.511.3CHD, DM, AHRight knee: none0No tophi, no DCS
Left knee: single dot deposit at insertion of quadriceps tendon at patella0.04
Ankles and feet: none0
2400Both anklesArthrocenthesis78.7Osteomyelitis of the jawAnkles and feet: none0No tophi, no DCS
357>10Right ankleClinical811.3COPDRight ankle: deposits along Achilles tendon and between MT 2/3 and MT 4/5 plantar0.44ND
Left foot: deposits between MT 2/3 and MT 4/5 dorsal0.38
454>10Left MTP 1Clinical118.2CHD, kidney stonesRight ankle and foot: none0No tophi, no DCS
Left foot: single dot deposit lateralof MTP 10.06
5760Right ankleClinical8.511.3CHD, DM, AHRight ankle and foot: deposits around ankle, tarsal bones and toes 1, 2 and 57.99ND
6730Both knees and anklesArthrocenthesis53.5CHD, DM, AH, temporal arteritisLeft knee: single dot deposit at medial tibial plateau0.02No tophi, no DCS
Left foot: none0
7472Left ankleClinical910.0Psoriatic arthritisRight ankle and foot: large deposits around ankle joint moderate at MCP 1, IP 1 and TMT 50.91ND
Left ankle and foot: large deposits around ankle joint, small deposits at MCP 1, IP 1 and TMT 51.32
8605Right elbowClinical96.7Liver cirrhosisRight elbow: single dot deposit in fossa olecrani0.01ND
Right hand and wrist: single dot deposit at MCP 1 lateral0.01
Single dot deposit dorsal from os lunatum0.01
Right wrist
9600Right MTP 1Clinical117.3AH, obesity, sleep apnoeaBoth ankles and feet: None0No tophi, no DCS
Right ankle
10486Right kneeArthrocenthesis89.9Beh├žet's diseaseRight knee: deposits along patellar ligament at patellar and tibial insertion sites0.28ND
Right hand: none0
Right MCP 1
11712Both wrists and handsArthrocenthesis11.513.6CHD, AH, DMRight hand: deposits ulnocarpal and at MCP 2, 3 and 50.20No tophi, no DCS
Left hand: deposits ulnocarpal and at MCP 2, 3, 4 and 50.10
12504Right wristClinical96.4AHRight hand: none0ND
13783Both kneesArthrocenthesis11.58.2CHD, AH, DMBoth elbows: none0No tophi, no DCS
Right hand: dotted deposits around MCP 30.05
Left hand: none0
Both wrists
Right MCP 3
14742Right kneeClinical9.56.5AH, cystic kidney diseaseBoth knees: none0No tophi, no DCS
Right foot: dotted deposits at MTP 10.05
Left: none0
  • AH, arterial hypertension; CHD, coronary heart disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; DCS, double contour sign; DM, diabetes mellitus; IP, interphalangeal joint; MCP, metacarpophalangeal joint; MT, metatarsal bone; MTP, metatarsophalangeal joint; ND, not done; TMT, tarsometatarsal joint.