: Forestier's disease is a systemic, degenerative metabolic condition, which is still insufficiently investigated and understood, characterized by the progressive ossification of the ligaments and entheses. This case describes a 63-year-old man admitted to our department after several years of failed attempts to obtain a definitive diagnosis presenting with a painless mass in the pre-auricular region, gradually worsening dysphonia, severe dysphagia relating to solids, stiffness, and mild pain at the back of the neck. After performing further diagnostic tests, in addition to a pleomorphic adenoma, the simultaneous presence of diffuse spondylarthrosis on the cervical spine was highlighted, with beak-like osteophytes at C2-C5 resulting in esophageal compression. Given the absence of upper digestive endoscopy abnormalities, we initiated an intense logopedic and postural rehabilitative treatment, which led to a significant improvement in the patient's dysphagia symptoms. In addition, we limited the use of medical therapy to solely indomethacin in order to control the osteophytic process.

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): Role of Logopedic Rehabilitation in Dysphagia / Mesolella, Massimo; Buono, Sarah; D'Aniello, Roberto; Ascione, Annarita; Motta, Gaetano; Allosso, Salvatore. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. - ISSN 2075-4426. - 13:6(2023), p. 994. [10.3390/jpm13060994]

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): Role of Logopedic Rehabilitation in Dysphagia

Massimo Mesolella
Conceptualization
;
Sarah Buono
Formal Analysis
;
Roberto D’Aniello
Data Curation
;
Gaetano Motta
Conceptualization
;
SALVATORE ALLOSSO
Supervision
2023

Abstract

: Forestier's disease is a systemic, degenerative metabolic condition, which is still insufficiently investigated and understood, characterized by the progressive ossification of the ligaments and entheses. This case describes a 63-year-old man admitted to our department after several years of failed attempts to obtain a definitive diagnosis presenting with a painless mass in the pre-auricular region, gradually worsening dysphonia, severe dysphagia relating to solids, stiffness, and mild pain at the back of the neck. After performing further diagnostic tests, in addition to a pleomorphic adenoma, the simultaneous presence of diffuse spondylarthrosis on the cervical spine was highlighted, with beak-like osteophytes at C2-C5 resulting in esophageal compression. Given the absence of upper digestive endoscopy abnormalities, we initiated an intense logopedic and postural rehabilitative treatment, which led to a significant improvement in the patient's dysphagia symptoms. In addition, we limited the use of medical therapy to solely indomethacin in order to control the osteophytic process.
2023
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): Role of Logopedic Rehabilitation in Dysphagia / Mesolella, Massimo; Buono, Sarah; D'Aniello, Roberto; Ascione, Annarita; Motta, Gaetano; Allosso, Salvatore. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. - ISSN 2075-4426. - 13:6(2023), p. 994. [10.3390/jpm13060994]
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