Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2006 , Vol 16 , Num 1
Vertebragenic Dysphagia: Case Report
S.B. Trabzon Fatih Devlet Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Trabzon Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is rare in the etiology of dysphagia. Vertebragenic dysphagia is one of the extraspinal symptoms related to DISH. In this report, a patient evaluated due to dysphagia and diagnosed as ‘‘esophageal external compression caused by cervical weighted DISH'' is presented. Clinical and radiologic features of the case and its conservative or surgical treatment alternatives are discussed. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical spine, Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, Dysphagia