Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a form of degenerative arthritis characterized by excessive bone growth along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine.  Also known as Forestier disease, DISH causes stiffness in the upper back, and may also affect the neck and lower back.  Some people experience DISH-associated inflammation and calcification (bone growth) at other areas of the body where tendons and ligaments attach to bone, such as at the heels, ankles, hips, shoulders, elbows, knees and hands.  The exact cause of DISH remains unknown, although risk factors such as age, gender, long-term use of certain medications and chronic health conditions have been identified.
 

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The terms "Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis" returned 45 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Post-Traumatic Torticollis Due to Odontoid Fracture in a Patient With Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Shotaro Tsuji, Shinichi Inoue, Toshiya Tachibana, Keishi Maruo, Fumihiro Arizumi, Shinichi Yoshiya

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(36):e1478.

 

Descriptive case report.To report a rare case of post-traumatic torticollis by odontoid fracture in a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).Cervical fractures in DISH can result from minor trauma, and a delay in presentation often prevents their timely diagnosis. ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament With Massive Ossification of the Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Causing Dysphagia in a Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Patient.
 

Author(s): Kazuhiro Murayama, Shinichi Inoue, Toshiya Tachibana, Keishi Maruo, Fumihiro Arizumi, Shotaro Tsuji, Shinichi Yoshiya

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug;94(32):e1295.

 

Descriptive case report.To report a case of a diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) patient with both massive ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (OALL) leading to severe dysphagia as well as ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) causing ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) of the elbow: a controlled radiological study.
 

Author(s): Christine Beyeler, Sergio R Thomann, Niklaus J Gerber, Christine Kunze, Daniel Aeberli

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Extraspinal manifestations of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) have been described previously. We aimed to assess the prevalence of elbow hyperostotic spurs, to search for sites discriminating for elbow DISH and to analyze the effect of physical activities, handedness and sex.

Last Updated: 24 May 2015

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The terms "Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progressive dysphagia and neck pain due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of the cervical spine: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Chao Zhang, Dike Ruan, Qing He, Tianyong Wen, Pushan Yang

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is considered an underdiagnosed and mostly asymptomatic nonprimary osteoarthritis. The etiology of DISH remains unknown and the validated diagnostic criteria are absent. This condition is still recognized radiologically only. Rarely, ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Extraspinal manifestations of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
 

Author(s): Reuven Mader, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Ignazio Olivieri, Nicola Pappone, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Dan Buskila

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2009 Dec;48(12):1478-81.

 

DISH is a condition characterized by calcification and/or ossification of soft tissues, mainly entheses, ligaments and joint capsules. Its prevalence increases with age and, therefore, DISH is a relatively common entity in the elderly. The classical site of involvement is the spinal ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2009

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis with cervical spinal cord injury -a report of 3 cases and a literature review.
 

Author(s): S Sreedharan, Y H Li

Journal: Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.. 2005 Apr;34(3):257-61.

 

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), though common, is often asymptomatic. However, spinal hyperostosis can predispose the affected to chronic myelopathic symptoms and acute spinal cord injury.

Last Updated: 24 May 2005

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