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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

Posted by Tom Gocke on Aug 15, 2017 1:01:00 PM

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is an idiopathic disease characterized by osteophyte formation in the spine. Patience with DISH has confluent ossifications spanning 3 or more intervertebral disc spaces. This occurs most commonly in the thoracic and thoracolumbar spine. The bridging osteophytes follow the course of the anterior longitudinal ligaments and the peripheral disc margins. DISH primarily affects men more than women and occurs in those 60 years of age and older.

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Topics: DISH, Hyperostosis