whiskering appearance

A term referring to the short, linear spiculations of irregular bone (enthesophytes) seen by plain films at the sites of muscle insertion and osseous stress, variably accompanied by osteosclerosis, cystic changes and dystrophic calcification; it is most common in the iliac, ischial and calcaneus bones, due to spondyloarthropathies—e.g., ankylosing spondylitis, DISH in renal osteodystrophy, and degenerative joint disease
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whiskering appearance

Imaging Short, linear spiculation seen by plain films of bone at the sites of muscle insertion and osseous stress, ± accompanied by osteosclerosis, cystic changes and dystrophic calcification; it is most common in the iliac, ischial and calcaneus bones, due to ankylosing spondylitis, DISH in renal osteodystrophy.
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