Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine

Alexander C. Egerter, Eric S. Kim, Darrin J. Lee, Jonathan J. Liu, Gilbert Cadena, Ripul R. Panchal, Kee D Kim

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Study Design Retrospective case series. Objective Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) or Forestier disease involves hyperostosis of the spinal column. Hyperostosis involving the anterior margin of the cervical vertebrae can cause dysphonia, dyspnea, and/or dysphagia. However, the natural history pertaining to the risk factors remain unknown. We present the surgical management of two cases of dysphagia secondary to cervical hyperostosis and discuss the etiology and management of DISH based on the literature review. Methods This is a retrospective review of two patients with DISH and anterior cervical osteophytes. We reviewed the preoperative and postoperative images and clinical history. Results Two patients underwent anterior cervical osteophytectomies due to severe dysphagia. At more than a year follow-up, both patients noted improvement in swallowing as well as their associated pain. Conclusion The surgical removal of cervical osteophytes can be highly successful in treating dysphagia if refractory to prolonged conservative therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e78-e83
JournalGlobal Spine Journal
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2015

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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Osteophyte
Deglutition Disorders
Hyperostosis
Spine
Cervical Vertebrae
Dysphonia
Case Management
Deglutition
Natural History
Dyspnea
Retrospective Studies
Pain

Keywords

  • diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
  • dysphagia
  • osteophytes
  • surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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Egerter, A. C., Kim, E. S., Lee, D. J., Liu, J. J., Cadena, G., Panchal, R. R., & Kim, K. D. (2015). Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine. Global Spine Journal, 5(5), e78-e83. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1546954

Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine. / Egerter, Alexander C.; Kim, Eric S.; Lee, Darrin J.; Liu, Jonathan J.; Cadena, Gilbert; Panchal, Ripul R.; Kim, Kee D.

In: Global Spine Journal, Vol. 5, No. 5, 07.01.2015, p. e78-e83.

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Egerter, AC, Kim, ES, Lee, DJ, Liu, JJ, Cadena, G, Panchal, RR & Kim, KD 2015, 'Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine', Global Spine Journal, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. e78-e83. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1546954
Egerter AC, Kim ES, Lee DJ, Liu JJ, Cadena G, Panchal RR et al. Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine. Global Spine Journal. 2015 Jan 7;5(5):e78-e83. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1546954
Egerter, Alexander C. ; Kim, Eric S. ; Lee, Darrin J. ; Liu, Jonathan J. ; Cadena, Gilbert ; Panchal, Ripul R. ; Kim, Kee D. / Dysphagia Secondary to Anterior Osteophytes of the Cervical Spine. In: Global Spine Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. e78-e83.
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