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BMB. 2017; 2(1): 25-28

Endoscopic management of dysphagia in plummer–vinson syndrome

Ali Solmaz, Osman Bilgin Gulcicek, Talar Vartanoglu, Erkan Yavuz, Hakan Yigitbas, Candas Ercetin, Atilla Celik, Fatih Celebi.


Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS), (also called Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome or sideropenic dysphagia) is an extremely rare syndrome which includes iron-deficiency anemia, dysphagia, and esophageal webs. If left untreated, progressive dysphagia can supervene and the patient is at risk of developing pharyngeal or esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma. Treatment consists of supplementation of iron and endoscopic dilations or surgery for the esophageal web. We describe the case of a 17-year-old women with Plummer-Vinson syndrome whose dysphagia was successfully treated with endoscopic dilation. She remains in good general condition 3 months after treatment.

Key words: dysphagia, esophageal web, iron-deficiency anemia, Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Article Language: Turkish English

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