Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

When was diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) first identified?

What is the pathophysiology of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What is the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What are the racial predilections of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What are the sexual predilections of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Which age groups are at greatest risk for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What causes diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What are the Resnick and Niwayama diagnostic criteria for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What are the Utsinger diagnostic criteria for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Which imaging findings suggest diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

Treatment

How is diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) treated?

Follow-up

What are the possible complications of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?

What is the prognosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?