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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Associated with Gout Tophi: A Case Report
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2016;20:84-87
Published online June 15, 2016;
© 2016 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Sam Guk Parka, Chul Hyun Park*, Hyo Se Ahn*

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gyeongsan Joongang Hospital, Gyeongsan,
*Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Chul Hyun Park
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea
Tel: 82-53-620-3640, Fax: 82-53-628-4020, E-mail:
Received January 3, 2016; Revised April 19, 2016; Accepted April 20, 2016.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve or its branches in the fibro-osseous tunnel beneath the flexor retinaculum. This pathology is associated with multiple etiologies, including trauma, space-occupying lesions, and impaired biomechanics. We report a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome associated with gout tophi in a patient with untreated gout along with a review of the relevant literature on tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords : Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Gout, Tophi

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