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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Plummer–Vinson syndrome

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Sharda Hospital, SMS and R, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Sharda Hospital, SMS and R, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Atul Kaushik
Department of General Medicine, Sharda Hospital, Knowledge Park-3, Greater Noida - 201 308, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/upjimi.upjimi_2_22

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Plummer–Vinson syndrome (PVS) is characterized by a triad of postcricoid dysphagia, upper esophageal webs, and iron deficiency anemia, mostly affecting middle-aged females. A 30-year-old female patient presented to the gastroenterology outpatient department with complaints of dysphagia for solid foods for 1 year, which increased over the last 4 weeks. She had iron deficiency anemia. Barium swallow revealed a single thin esophageal web at the level of C4–5 vertebrae. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy confirmed this. The patient was diagnosed with PVS. PVS is known to be associated with esophageal or pharyngeal cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma. Thus, we recommend early diagnosis of PVS and close follow-up of these patients.

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