Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Sensation of foreign body stuck in throat especially on swallowing.

Patient Data

Age: 44
Gender: Female

Extensive hyperostosis of the anterior aspect of the cervical spine due calcification of the anterior longitudinal ligament with flowing osteophytosis from C2-C7.

Loss of the normal cervical lordosis.

No soft tissue foreign body.

Case Discussion

A pretty extreme example of DISH, which explains the patient's complaint of a foreign body sensation. 

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Case information

rID: 51516
Case created: 22nd Feb 2017
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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