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Aspiration pneumonia secondary to giant cervical osteophyte formation (diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis or Forrestier's disease): a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9824035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with recurrent right-sided aspiration pneumonia, found on barium swallow to be due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (Forrestier's disease) of the cervical spine, with the formation of a giant cervical osteophyte. He was treated conservatively with a feeding gastrostomy. The medical literature concerning this unusual cause of dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia is reviewed.
M Babores; J P Finnerty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-09     Completed Date:  1998-12-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1481-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Countess of Chester Hospital, England.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cervical Vertebrae / radiography*
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Hyperostosis, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal / complications*,  radiography
Pneumonia, Aspiration / etiology*

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