ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Cervical vertebral osteophyte as a rare cause of dysphagia: a report of three cases
Tülin Durgun Yetim1, Yasemin Bilgin Karabacak2, Hanifi Bayaroğuları3, Ayşen Taslak Şengül2, Nilgün Üstün4
1Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
3Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
4Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.6374
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (ankylosing hyperostosis, Forestier’s disease, spondylitis ossificans ligamentosa) is a chronic disease characterized by the widespread spinal osteofit formation due to enchondral ossification of paravertebral ligament and muscles. Treatment is primarily based on dietary changes and anti-inflammatory therapy in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis patients suffering from dysphagia. Surgery should be considered in patients with a severe clinical status. In this article, we report three patients and discuss the diagnosis and treatment in the light of literature.
Keywords : Dysphagia; idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis; rare
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