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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 594905, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/594905
Case Report

Gouty Tophi in the Penis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitário, Virgen de las Nieves, 18014 Granada, Spain

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 24 June 2012

Academic Editors: M. Gallucci, S. K. Hong, and A. Marte

Copyright © 2012 José Francisco Flores Martín et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gout is a metabolic disease characterized by hyperuricemia and the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in different anatomical locations. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who received consultation for gouty tophi in the penis, which is an unusual location for this type of pathology, that was resolved with the surgical removal of the tophi. We provide a review on gout and its treatment as well as other locations where atypical gouty tophi have been described.