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Dysphagia due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

Authors
  • Shergy, W J
  • Nunley, J A
  • Caldwell, D S
Type
Published Article
Journal
American family physician
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1989
Volume
39
Issue
4
Pages
149–152
Identifiers
PMID: 2650499
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis generally affects the lumbar spine, any segment of the spine may be involved. When the cervical spine is affected, dysphagia may occur. Diabetes mellitus is commonly present. A history of previous cervical trauma is an indication to obtain cervical spine radiographs. Barium swallow and endoscopy provide confirmation of etiology. Surgery is curative.

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