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Cervical osteophytes: their significance in ENT practice (Ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis—Forestier's disease)

  • D. Jonathan (a1) and S. Baer (a1)

Abstract

The condition known as ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis or Forestier's disease is described. Eight cases are reviewed where the radiological findings warranted this diagnosis. Their presenting symptoms are summarized as are their responses to treatment. The relevance of this diagnosis is discussed with emphasis being placed on the importance of thorough investigation of these patients. In those for whom no other cause has been found for their symptoms, the various therapeutic options are outlined with the possible complications.

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Mr. S. Baer, F.R.C.S., 7, Woodstock Avenue, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6EW.

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Cervical osteophytes: their significance in ENT practice (Ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis—Forestier's disease)

  • D. Jonathan (a1) and S. Baer (a1)

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