Progressive dysphagia and dyspnoea presenting after major neck trauma can occasionally be secondary to post-traumatic inflammation and mass effect associated with a calcified osteophytic anterior longitudinal ligament, a frequent finding in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, though rarely enough to cause such symptoms. In these circumstances, surgical decompression may prove effective.
- Anterior longitudinal ligament
- Cervical spine
- Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology