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Vol 47, N° 2-3  - juin 2001
p. 140
Doi : NCHIR-05-2001-47-2-3-C1-0028-3770-101019-ART5
Cas clinique court

Dysphagie et éperons osseux cervicaux
À propos d'un cas chirurgical et revue de la littérature

J.-F. Mineo [1], H. Person [1], P. Dam Hieu [1], A. Bostan [1], G. Besson [1]
[1] Service de Neurochirurgie, CHU La Cavale Blanche, 29609 Brest Cedex.

Dysphagia and cervical bony spurs. A surgical case report and review of the literature

A 74-year-old man had acute complete dysphagia due to esophageal compression cause by a degenerative osteophye on C4-C5. Functional improvement was immediate after surgical removal of the osteophyte via an anterior cervical approach.

Reports in the literature show that vertebral hypertrophic spurs causing dysphagia result from bony degeneration or idiopathic causes (diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperosteosis: DISH). Surgery is mandatory if medical care fails and dysphagia is complete. Discetomy-graft is indicated for degenerative lesions and simple removal of the bony spur for ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament in DISH. In DISH, the cervical disc is not implicated but in degenerative disease it is the most important factor in the development of osteophytes.

Keywords: dysphagia. , cervical osteophyte. , DISH. , diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

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