Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Known case of iron deficiency anemia presented with weight loss and progressive dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Multiple smooth tapered concentric narrowing of the cervical esophagus in keeping with esophageal webs.

Diagram

Iron, ferritin and hemoglobin level chart

Case Discussion

Upper GI study demonstrates multiple upper (cervical) esophageal constrictions consistent with esophageal webs. Giving the clinical presentation and demographic, the diagnosis is consistent with Plummer-Vinson syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 14029
Published: 17th Jun 2011
Last edited: 12th Apr 2020
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