Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


Myesthinia patient undergone thoracic CT in quest for thymoma...

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

There is calcification of anterior longitudinal ligament resulting in an irregular melting candle wax like calcified mass anterior to the C3 to T4 vertebrae, with normal appearing intervertebral disc spaces suggests diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. The posterior element of spine is characteristically spared.

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Case information

rID: 34474
Published: 22nd Feb 2015
Last edited: 6th Nov 2016
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