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Forestier's disease, also known as diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), is a pathology of the vertebral bodies characterised by exuberant osteophyte formation. Symptoms range from negligible back discomfort to, less commonly, debilitating dysphagia and airway disturbances. Conservative management including analgesia, chiropractic and diet modification are common and effective treatments. However, when conservative management fails to alleviate symptoms, particularly compressive symptoms, surgical management is indicated. We report a 55-year-old man presenting with 6months' progressive dysphagia and dysphonia. He was managed successfully with an anterior cervical osteophytectomy without fusion. A literature review is included.
Department of Neurosurgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia; Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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Name: Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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A syndrome characterized by DYSARTHRIA, dysphagia, dysphonia, impairment of voluntary movements of tongue and facial muscles, and emotional lability. This condition is caused by diseases that affect the motor fibers that travel from the cerebral cortex to the lower BRAIN STEM (i.e., corticobulbar tracts); including MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS; MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; and CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p489)
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A heterogeneous group of immunocompetent cells that mediate the cellular immune response by processing and presenting antigens to the T-cells. Traditional antigen-presenting cells include MACROPHAGES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and B-LYMPHOCYTES. FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS are not traditional antigen-presenting cells, but because they hold antigen on their cell surface in the form of IMMUNE COMPLEXES for B-cell recognition they are considered so by some authors.
Difficulty and/or pain in PHONATION or speaking.
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