Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic


Neck pain and stiffness.

Patient Data

Age: 81 years
Gender: Male


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).

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 48556
Published: 13th Oct 2016
Last edited: 15th Oct 2016
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