Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
Neck pain and stiffness.
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Flowing ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament, in front of the C2 to C7 cervical vertebral bodies and probably extending beyond, which is consistent with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).
An 81 year old male presented for cervical spine radiography, because of intermittent neck pain and stiffness. His symptoms are probably due to conjoined degenerative spine disease, so these findings may be considered as incidental. Treatment is symptomatic.