Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Neck pain and limited range of movement. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 62
Gender: Male

Large flowing and in the large part fused calcification anterior to the cervical vertebrae from C2-C7.

The intervertebral disc spaces are well maintained. 

No mal-alignment, but loss of the normal cervical lordosis is evident.

Case Discussion

A good example of DISH

The flowing ossiciation anterior to the cervical vertebra is profound, but the disc spaces are well maintained.

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Case information

rID: 41159
Case created: 18th Nov 2015
Last edited: 6th Jul 2016
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