Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012 , Vol 58 , Num 4
Central Cord Syndrome Due to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis of the Cervical Spine
Aydan Kurtaran 1 ,Selcen Özdemir 2 ,Barın Selçuk 3 ,Özge Yıldırım 4 ,İbrahim Değirmenci 2 ,Müfit Akyüz 1
1 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
3 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 1. Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Ankara
4 Ankara Fizik Tedavi Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.64872

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a systemic skeletal disease of unknown etiology characterized by ligamentous ossification of the anterolateral spine and the extraspinal ligaments. In generally, it has been reported to be associated with diabetes mellitus and obesity. The most common symptoms of cervical DISH are compression of the trachea and esophagus, however, neurological deficits are rare. In this article, we present an 85-year-old male patient who had non-traumatic central cord syndrome due to compression of the spinal cord and the nerve roots because of cervical DISH. 

Keywords : Cervical DISH; spinal cord injury