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  • Anklyosing Spondylitis
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)

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    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)

    Characteristic x-ray changes include large ossifications anterior to vertebral bodies (the calcification appears as if someone poured candle wax in front and on the sides of the vertebrae), bridging several vertebrae.

    Image provided by Roy Altman, MD.

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