Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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[edit] Discussion of Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

  • DISH = Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
  • Common condition characterized by bone proliferation at sites of tendinous and ligamentous insertion.
  • The cervical and thoracic spine in particular are affected.
  • There is an association with hyperglycemia and approximately one-third of patients test positive for human leukocyte antigen–B27.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

  • Florid, flowing ossification is noted along the anterior or right anterolateral aspects of at least four contiguous vertebrae.
  • Disk spaces are usually well preserved.
  • Enthesopathy of the iliac crest, ischial tuberosities, and greater trochanters and spur formation in the appendicular skeleton (olecranon, calcaneum) are frequently present.

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