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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) (cont.)

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Diagnosis

The diagnosis of DISH is made using X-rays. In patients with DISH, X-rays show abnormal bone formation along the ligaments of the spine. X-ray findings are most prominent in the thoracic spine of the mid back. Therefore, X-rays of the thoracic spine are often necessary for diagnosis. X-rays may also show abnormal bone formation where ligaments attach to bones.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/7/2013

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