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Forestiers disease

Definition

noun

A rare disease characterized by bony growths along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine, calcification of the tendons, and tendinitis.


Supplement

This condition mostly involves older men showing symptoms related to spine ossification of the anterior ligaments.


Also called:

  • Forestier's syndrome
  • Forestier-Ott syndrome
  • Forestier and Rot├ęs-Querol syndrome
  • diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).

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