rheostosis

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rheostosis

 [re″os-to´sis]
a condition of hyperostosis marked by the presence of streaks in the bones; melorheostosis.

rhe·os·to·sis

(rē'os-tō'sis),
A hypertrophying and condensing osteitis that tends to run in longitudinal streaks or columns, like wax drippings on a candle, and that involves a number of the long bones.
[rheo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]

rhe·os·to·sis

(rē'os-tō'sis)
A hypertrophying and condensing osteitis that tends to run in longitudinal streaks or columns, like wax drippings on a candle, and which involves several long bones.
[rheo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
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Cervical spine radiographs revealed complete bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid ligaments as well as advanced ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (flowing hyperostosis) throughout the cervical and upper thoracic spine, abutting and displacing the prevertebral soft-tissues (Figures 1-3).
Key imaging features of DISH Key imaging features * Flowing hyperostosis * Preservation of disc spaces * Preservation of facet joints (no arthrosis or ankylosis) * Displacement or compression of prevertebral soft-tissues and airway