Dysphagia due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shergy, WJ; Nunley, JA; Caldwell, DS

Published Date

  • April 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 152

PubMed ID

  • 2650499

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-838X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States