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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) [da]

lørdag den 16. februar 2013

A 'Spine Lecture' I found on YouTube by Spiro Antoniades, M.D.

I am sure that in the future you will here more of DISH here on the blog!

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a spondyloarthropathy also known as Forestier's disease and ankylosing hyperostosis. It is a noninflammatory disease, with the principal manifestation being calcification and ossification of spinal ligaments and the regions where tendons and ligaments attach to bone (entheses). The whole spine may be involved, and bony ankylosis occurs, although the disc spaces and facet joints remain unaffected. In advanced stages, the disease may look like melted candle wax. The calcification and ossification is most common in the right side of the spine. In people with dextrocardia and situs inversus this calcification occurs on the left side, which confirms the role of the descending thoracic aorta in preventing the physical manifestations of DISH on one side of the spine. (Wikipedia)