Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in pharyngolaryngeal pathology

Daniela Cîrpaciu, Vlad Andrei Budu, Georgescu Madalina, Cristina Maria Goanţă

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The objective of this review is to summarize specialty data regarding possible manifestations of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in general otorhinolaryngology practice in order to increase awareness of this entity. Research on the topic was based on consulting specialty books, electronic databases like PubMed, Scopus (Elsevier), Web of Science, Research Gate, Up-to-date and also, on clinical experience. Even though asymptomatic in most patients and many times found during cervical pain investigations or by accident, this overlooked disorder, in rare cases, may cause two of the main complains in practice, dysphagia and dyspnea.


Dysphagia; Dyspnea; Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis


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