Forestier's disease | definition of Forestier's disease by Medical dictionary
Etymology: Jacques Forestier, French neurologist,1890-1978
hyperostosis of the anterolateral part of the vertebral column, especially in the thoracic region.
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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also known as Forestier's disease
, was originally reported by Forestier and Rotes-Querol in 1950.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) (also called ankylosing hyperostosis, Forestier's disease
, or spondylitis ossificans ligamentosa) is an age-related chronic condition whose principal manifestation is new bone formation without degenerative, traumatic, or postinfection changes (1).
, (Forestier-Ott syndrome, Forestier and Rotes-Querol syndrome) "is a condition fairly common in older men, marked by widespread ossification in spinal ligaments and tendons.