Plummer-Vinson syndrome


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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

[′pləm·ər ′vin·sən ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Dysphagia koilonychia, gastric achlorhydria, glossitis, and hypochromic microcytic anemia caused by iron deficiency. Also known as Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia.
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The development of hypopharyngeal cancers in the post-cricoid area in women in the age group of 30 to 50 years without a history of tobacco or alcohol use was associated with Plummer-Vinson syndrome, also termed as Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome.
DISCUSSION The association of postcricoid dysphagia, upper esophageal webs, and iron deficiency anemia is known as Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) in the United States and Paterson-Brown Kelly syndrome in the United Kingdom.
One of the most important clinical aspects of Plummer-Vinson syndrome is the association with upper alimentary tract cancers [4, 5 6].