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Case Report

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: Persistent Sore Throat and Dysphagia in an Elderly Smoker Male

Table 1

Criteria to diagnose DISH according to Resnick and Niwayama [21].

(i) Calcification and ossification along the anterior surface of four contiguous vertebrae
(ii) Preserved intervertebral disc height
(iii) Absence of apophyseal joint ankylosis and sacroiliac joint sclerosis, erosion, or intraarticular bony effusion