diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

(redirected from hyperostotic spondylosis)

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.

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.

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