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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) describes a phenomenon characterized by a tendency toward ossification of ligaments. It most characteristically affects the spine. Ossification of the longitudinal ligaments of the spine produces a tortuous paravertebral mass anterior to and distinct from the vertebral bodies.

  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

    The prevalence may be as high as 20-30%. Elderly men are most commonly affected. It is uncommon in patients younger than 50 years and rare in patients younger than 40 years.

  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

    DISH is diagnosed when the characteristic flowing calcifications are detected with images of the spine, such as in plain film X-ray methods. (NSAIDs) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful in both relieving pain and inflammation of DISH. Treatment for pain caused by DISH is similar to that of other joint ailments.

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