• Vol. 39 No. 12, 943–944
  • 15 December 2010

Forestier’s Disease Presenting as a Retropharyngeal Mass in an Elderly with Dysphagia


Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also known as Forestier’s disease, is a non-inflammatory enthesopathy of unknown etiology. Affecting predominantly men, it results in flowing, robust ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine.

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