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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134
DISH of the cervical spine causing epiglottis impingement


Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital - via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy

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Tommaso Bartalena
Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital - via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.50831

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a condition characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments and entheses; it mainly affects the vertebral column. We report the case of a patient with pharyngeal dysphagia and episodic aspiration secondary to DISH involvement of the cervical spine, which had caused alteration in the epiglottic tilt mechanism during deglutition.


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