An unusual cause of dysphagia: DISHphagia

S. Bacigaluppi, P. Merciadri, F. Secci, N. L. Bragazzi, G. Zona

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Anterior longitudinal ligament
  • Cervical spine
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspnoea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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    Bacigaluppi, S., Merciadri, P., Secci, F., Bragazzi, N. L., & Zona, G. (2015). An unusual cause of dysphagia: DISHphagia. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 29(2), 275-276.