What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hyperuricemia?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In patients with gout, radiographs may reveal evidence of joint swelling and subcortical cysts. In patients with hyperuricemia and renal disease, a renal sonogram is an important tool for kidney evaluation. Images from this study also may reveal the presence of uric acid stones.


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