Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Case contributed by Dr Lawrence Josey


60 year old male presents with left sided knee pain for investigation. (Knee AP view only available). Prior radiographs of the ankle and C-spine were obtained for non-specific pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Cervical spine X ray shows calcification alone the anterior longitudinal ligament and the nuchal ligament. Also anterior osteophytes (kissing osteophytes) are seen.

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Case information

rID: 17923
Published: 25th May 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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