Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain


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

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

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


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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