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What are the other two names DISH is called?
1. Senile Ankylosing Hyperostosis
2. Forrestier's Disease
What is the definition of DISH?
Ligamentous calcification and ossification, especially of the ALL.
5-10% of people with DISH are greater than what age?
65 years old
Women are susciptable to DISH more than men. True or False?
False. Men are more susciptable than women.
What is the etiology of DISH?
Uknown
When DISH occurs, in what part of the vertebra does it begin, and where does it end?
It begins in the mid-vertebral body, and it bridges the disc space, initially within the deep ALL fibers.
What clinical findings would be present?
Morning stiffness, mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain in the spine.
Another clinical finding common in about 20% of people with DISH would be what?
Dysphagia - because the calcified ALL puts pressure on the pharynx.
Where is DISH most commonly found within the body?
The thoracic spine between T7 and T11.
It is also found in the cervical region from C4 to C7.
Can also be found in L1-L3
What percentage of patients with DISH have ossification of the PLL?
50%
When looking at an X-Ray, what would you find in a patient with DISH?
Flowing calcification and ossification of the anterior aspect of the vertebra across at least four vertebral bodies.
In a patient with DISH, the disc space is greatly reduced. True or False?
False. There is a preservation of the disc space, unlike DJD.
In a patient with DISH, there is no ankylosis in the apophyseal and SI joints. True or False?
True. The apophyseal and SI joints remain mobile.
13-32% of patients with DISH have what pre-existing pathology?
Diabetes