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          VOLUME 48 / ISSUE 1


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9 - Dysphagia due to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis disease

Aslı Çalışkan, Yeşim Gökçe Kutsal

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis is a disease characterized by ossification of anterior longitudinal and various extraspinal ligaments with unknown aetiology. Several clinical findings appear due to cervical involvement. One of them is dysphagia and the incidence varies between 17% and 28%. Our case is a 69 year old male complaining dysphagia, cervical pain and limitation for 7 years. After the clinical and radiological examinations he was diagnosed as Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. In this article diagnosis, clinical and radiological features of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis is evaluated and presented by means of literature.

Keywords: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, Forestier’s disease, cervical spine, dysphagia

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