336 results match your criteria Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

Esophageal squamous cell cancer in Plummer-Vinson syndrome: Is lichen planus a missing link?

J Postgrad Med 2022 Apr-Jun;68(2):98-99

Department of Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

This retrospective study analyzed the occurrence of esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) in a cohort of patients with Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) and mucosal lichen planus (LP). ESCC occurred in 6.2% cases of PVS, more than half of whom had associated oral LP. Read More

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The Missing Link: A Case of Plummer-Vinson Syndrome in a Young Pacific-Islander Woman With Helicobacter Pylori.

Cureus 2021 Oct 20;13(10):e18934. Epub 2021 Oct 20.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Queen's Medical Center West Oahu, Ewa Beach, USA.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS), the triad of dysphagia, iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), and esophageal webs, is a relatively rare disease entity that is mostly observed in the Caucasian populations of Scandinavia and North America. As these regions have become more developed with improved nutrition, PVS is now more commonly seen in the developing regions of the world. We present the case of a 29-year-old Pacific-islander woman who presented with progressive dysphagia and IDA and was found to have an esophageal web and  () gastritis on upper endoscopy. Read More

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October 2021

Plummer-Vinson syndrome in primary Sjögren syndrome: a case-based review.

Immunol Res 2022 02 14;70(1):19-22. Epub 2021 Oct 14.

Chaim Sheba Medical Center, The Zabludowicz Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

This study aimed to describe a patient with Sjögren syndrome who developed Plummer-Vinson syndrome, and to review the literature and describe shared aspects of this rare association. A systematic screening of articles was conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE, LILACS, SciELO, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane, dating 1940 to 2020. All the articles included the association between Sjögren syndrome and Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Read More

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February 2022

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome in an African-American Woman.

Case Rep Gastroenterol 2021 May-Aug;15(2):557-561. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) presents with the classic triad of iron-deficiency anemia, dysphagia, and esophageal webs. The mainstay treatment of PVS is iron supplementation and the dysphagia usually responds to iron supplementation before the hematologic abnormalities are corrected. This syndrome classically affects middle-aged Caucasian women and very few cases have been reported in African Americans. Read More

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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Dysphagia in an Octogenarian.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 24;22:e929899. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Gastroenterology, St. Luke's University Hospital Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

BACKGROUND Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare disease that presents with iron-deficiency anemia, dysphagia, and esophageal webs. It usually occurs in middle-aged White women, and it increases the risk for esophageal cancer. The prevalence of Plummer-Vinson syndrome has decreased due to early detection of iron deficiency and repletion of iron stores. Read More

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Paterson-Brown Kelly Syndrome (also commonly known as Plummer-Vinson Syndrome).

Clin Case Rep 2020 Nov 20;8(11):2316-2317. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

General Surgery Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Singapore City Singapore.

The dysphagia in this condition is usually associated with iron deficiency anemia and esophageal webs. Iron supplementation and regular surveillance are required for monitoring of malignant transformation into esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

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November 2020

Idiopathic Cervical Esophageal Webs: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Int J Gen Med 2020 16;13:1123-1127. Epub 2020 Nov 16.

Department of Gastroenterology, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania.

An esophageal web is a thin and smooth extension of normal esophageal tissue consisting of mucosa and submucosa that can occur anywhere along the length of the esophagus but is typically located in the cervical segment. The webs can be congenital or acquired, commonly associated with Plummer-Vinson syndrome and rarely with celiac disease, dermatological disorders or graft-versus-host disease. A 54-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a history of high non-progressive dysphagia to solid food, meat impaction and weight loss over last ten months. Read More

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November 2020

14 "S" in head and neck cancers.

Oral Oncol 2021 01 2;112:105070. Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Teaching Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.

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January 2021

Iron Deficiency as Cause of Dysphagia and Burning Mouth (Plummer-Vinson or Kelly-Patterson Syndrome): a Case Report.

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 2020 ;63(3):128-132

4th Department of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University, and University Hospital Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

The clinical presentation of iron deficiency can be very heterogeneous, including various oral and other mucosal problems. Here, in this case, we report the patient with burning mouth and dysphagia symptoms where iron deficiency was found to be the underlying cause after several months of investigations. This clinical syndrome is called Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Read More

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome: A decade's experience of 132 cases from a single center.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Jan 29;36(1):181-185. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Gastroenterology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.

Background And Aim: Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) comprises triad of iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, and post-cricoid esophageal web. PVS is rare nowadays due to improved nutritional status. However, we encountered patients with PVS regularly at our center. Read More

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January 2021

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome in a Crohn's disease patient.

Arab J Gastroenterol 2020 Mar 19;21(1):59-61. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Department of Gastroenterology, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, Athens 11525, Greece. Electronic address:

Plummer Vinson Syndrome (PVS), a rare condition complicating iron deficiency anaemia, manifests as a classic triad of dysphagia, anaemia and oesophageal web. Iron deficiency is the commonest systematic complication of Crohn's disease with only one described case of a Crohn's disease patient combined with PVS in the literature. We present a case of PVS complicating Crohn's disease in a 38-years-old female patient under treatment with the biologic agent Ustekinumab (human interleukin 12/23 monoclonal antibody) suffering from a progressively worsening dysphagia. Read More

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A Holistic Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Dysphagia.

Dig Dis Sci 2020 04;65(4):957-960

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MSC 10-5550, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA.

We report a 39-year-old Native American female with an almost 20-year history of dysphagia that had increased in the 6 months prior to the initial evaluation. Investigation revealed a number of distinct esophageal disorders including Plummer-Vinson syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease with esophagitis, distal esophageal stricture, esophageal intramural pseudo-diverticulosis, and recurrent esophageal Candida infections. Although prolonged therapy with proton pump inhibitors, fluconazole, nystatin, and repeated esophageal balloon dilations relieved her symptoms, her prognosis remains uncertain. Read More

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A Rare Case of Plummer-Vinson Syndrome.

Cureus 2019 Dec 25;11(12):e6463. Epub 2019 Dec 25.

Internal Medicine, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, USA.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is characterized by a triad of symptoms comprising microcytic hypochromic anemia, esophageal webs, and dysphagia. PVS is commonly found in women of middle age especially in the fourth and fifth decade of life and is rarely reported in males. We report a case of a 39-year-old female patient who had a classic presentation of PVS. Read More

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December 2019

[A rare cause of dysphagia: Plummer Vinson syndrome associated with arteria lusoria].

Presse Med 2019 Dec 5;48(12):1582-1584. Epub 2019 Nov 5.

Hôpital La Rabta, service de gastroentérologie B, Tunis, Tunisie.

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December 2019

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome With Concomitant Factor VII Deficiency.

Ochsner J 2019 ;19(3):286-289

Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS), a rare disorder characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, and esophageal webs, has principally been described in middle-aged women. This disorder is uncommon in the 21 century because of the abundance of iron-fortified foods. Clotting factor deficiencies are also rare. Read More

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January 2019

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome and Heart Failure: An Unusual Association in an African American Woman.

Am J Case Rep 2019 Aug 27;20:1264-1267. Epub 2019 Aug 27.

Division of Academic Affairs and Research, Orlando Regional Healthcare, Orlando, FL, USA.

BACKGROUND Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is a rare disorder composed of the triad of dysphagia, iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), and esophageal webs. It is most prevalent in middle-aged white women, and the dysphagia often improves when the anemia is treated. It is well established that chronic hypertension can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF). Read More

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome: improving outcomes with a multidisciplinary approach.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2019 19;12:471-477. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare condition associated with dysphagia, iron deficiency, and esophageal webs. Data regarding this condition is limited to mostly case reports and a few small cohort studies. Although most cases have a benign and indolent course, the risk of malignancy warrants long-term surveillance. Read More

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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome.

Ear Nose Throat J 2019 Jun;98(5):259-260

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei.

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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome with Esophageal Web Formation in which Detailed Endoscopic Images Were Obtained.

Intern Med 2019 Mar 19;58(6):785-789. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Endoscopy, Nagoya University Hospital, Japan.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare entity, characterized by dysphagia, esophageal web formation, and iron deficiency anemia. The patient was a 63-year-old woman with a clinical history of iron deficiency anemia and glossitis in her 20s to 40s and who had experienced swallowing difficulties for the past 20 years. A membranous stricture was found in the cervical esophagus during a fluoroscopic examination. Read More

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Oesophageal web.

J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 2018 Oct;62 Suppl 1:95

Department of Radiology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

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October 2018

[Kelly-Paterson Syndrome and coeliac disease in adult].

Presse Med 2018 Oct 3;47(10):915-918. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Service de gastroentérologie Sahloul, Sousse, Tunisie.

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October 2018

Image Diagnosis: Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia.

Perm J 2018 ;22:18-035

Senior Resident in the Department of Medicine at Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, India.

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January 2019

Colon Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Plummer-Vinson Syndrome.

Am J Med 2018 11 7;131(11):e461-e462. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pa.

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November 2018

Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome.

Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 6;41(10):650-651. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Associate Professor of ENT, Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry, India. Electronic address:

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December 2018

[Dysphagia and Anemia. Plummer-Vinson syndrome].

An Pediatr (Engl Ed) 2019 May;90(5):321-322

Servicio de Digestivo, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Madrid, España.

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An unusual etiology of plummer-Vinson syndrome.

Blood Res 2018 Mar 27;53(1):79-81. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

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A Web Effect: Plummer-Vinson Syndrome.

Am J Med 2018 05 31;131(5):504-505. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of General Medicine, Ito Municipal Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Long-term evolution of squamous-cell cancer in Plummer-Vinson syndrome.

Prz Gastroenterol 2017 30;12(3):226-228. Epub 2017 Sep 30.

Gastroenterological Surgery Department, Kartal Koşuyolu High Speciality and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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September 2017