Plummer-Vinson Syndrome with Simultaneous Mid-esophageal Gro
Abstract
Patterson Brown Kelly or Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia and post-cricoidal esophageal web. Waldenstorm introduced the term ‘sideropenic dysphagia’ because of absence of stainable iron in the bone marrow. There is increased incidence of upper aero-digestive tract carcinoma in patients with Plummer-Vinson syndrome has been well established. The reported rates range from 4% to 16%, with almost all cases occurring at the postcricoid location.We have reported here a case of a 48-year-old woman with dysphagia , upper esophageal web and iron deficiency anemia . Dilatation of esophageal web with subsequent endoscopy showed mid- esophageal growth which on biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma....
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