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J Cutan Pathol. 2014 Jan;41(1):42-4. doi: 10.1111/cup.12249. Epub 2013 Nov 9.

Pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia involving the ear from gout: a diagnostic pitfall.

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  • 1Section of Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.


The ear is a characteristic location for deposition of uric acid in patients with gout. Pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia has not been described in this location. We report three patients with tophaceous gout on the ear whose biopsies exhibited epidermal hyperplasia mimicking squamous cell carcinoma, in order to call attention to this potential diagnostic pitfall.

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


ear; gout; pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia; pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia

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