Triple phase bone scintigraphy in chronic tophaceous gout - Inability to exclude concomitant osteomyelitis

Craig P. Hacking, Eric Sclavos, Stephen Stuckey

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Diffuse uptake on all phases of triple phase bone scintigraphy in chronic tophaceous gout renders it difficult to exclude concomitant osteomyelitis in an acute setting. This case presents bone scan findings in a patient with chronic tophaceous gout and a discharging heel tophus is presented with a brief literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalANZ Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic tophaceous gout
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Scintigraphy
  • Tophi
  • Triple phase-bone scan

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