In this unusual case of a painful stump, due to gout, the etiology was finally established by the following findings:
1. The blood uric acid was 7.2 milligrams per 100 cubic centimeters (twice the upper limit of normal);
2. Section from the stump revealed uric-acid crystals in giant cells;
3. Systemic treatment caused relief of symptoms.
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