Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Vol , Num

Reccurent Dysphagia After Reccurent Surgery In Diffuse Idiophatic Skeletal Hyperostosis

İlker Fatih Sarı 1 ,Sibel Ünsal Delialioğlu 1 ,Sumru Özel 1 ,Hülya Şirzai 2
1 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Ankara Fizik Tedavi Ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Türkiye
3 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara
DOI : 10.5152/tftrd.2015.48742

Diffuse idiophatic skeletal hyperostosis is characterized with calcification and ossification of soft tissues, especially enthesitis points, ligaments and joint capsule. In the cervical spine Diffuse idiophatic skeletal hyperostosis may give rise to dysphagia or cervical myelopathy. Association with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament can result in myelopathy and even quadriplegia. Surgical interventions may rarely be necessary for complications such as osteophytic dysphagia or spinal stenosis. A man who is 62 years old patient with the case of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis was presented with increased dysphagia, stiffness in neck and weakness of upper extremity for 1,5 years. The patient operated 3 times because of dysphagia and weakness, despite repeated surgery the symptoms repeated 2-3 months after surgery.

Keywords : Dysphagia, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis