diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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dif·fuse id·i·o·path·ic skel·e·tal hy·per·os·to·sis (DISH),

a generalized spinal and extraspinal articular disorder characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments, particularly of the anterior longitudinal ligament; distinct from ankylosing spondylitis or degenerative joint disease.
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dif·fuse id·i·o·path·ic skel·e·tal hy·per·os·to·sis

(DISH) (di-fyūs' id'ē-ō-path'ik skel'ĕ-tăl hī'pĕr-os-tō'sis)
A generalized spinal and extraspinal articular disorder characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments, particularly of the anterior longitudinal ligament; distinct from ankylosing spondylitis or degenerative joint disease.
Synonym(s): Forestier disease.
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Forestier,

Jacques, French rheumatologist, 1890–.
Forestier disease - a generalized spinal and extraspinal articular disorder characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments. Synonym(s): diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
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Also known as Forestier disease, DISH is estimated to affect about 10% of the population.
Myelopathy by lesions of the craniocervical junction in a patient with Forestier Disease. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2006;31:E557-60.