Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: musculoskeletal manifestations.

  title={Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: musculoskeletal manifestations.},
  author={Terry Belanger and Dale E Rowe},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={9 4},
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by back pain and spinal stiffness. There may be mild pain if ankylosis has occurred. The condition is recognized radiographically by the presence of "flowing" ossification along the anterolateral margins of at least four contiguous vertebrae and the absence of changes of spondyloarthropathy or degenerative spondylosis. Even in patients who present with either lumbar or cervical… CONTINUE READING
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