Revisiting Plummer Vinson Syndrome

  • D Gude
  • DP Bansal
  • A Malu
Keywords: Esophageal webs, Iron deficiency anemia, Plummer Vinson syndrome

Abstract

Plummer Vinson syndrome is a rare association of postcricoid dysphagia, upper esophageal webs, and iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency state has been hypothesized to play an etiological role. While literature review elucidates the resolution of dysphagia in most cases with iron therapy, we discuss our case where the dysphagia was resistant to such therapy and necessitated a mechanical dilatation. Keywords: Esophageal webs, Iron deficiency anemia, Plummer Vinson syndrome
Published
2013-04-24
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