Recurrent post cricoid web in plummer vinson syndrome - is it malignancy next?

Kamath, Panduranga M and Shenoy , Vijendra S and Shenoy, Suresh and *, Vishnu Prasad K.P and *, Aswin Mukundan (2013) Recurrent post cricoid web in plummer vinson syndrome - is it malignancy next? Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 2 (35). pp. 6748-6753.

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome is known as the association of postcricoid dysphagia, upper oesophageal web, and iron deficiency anaemia. Although correction of iron deficiency may result in resolution of dysphagia and sometimes disappearance of the webs, dilation therapy is usually necessary to remove webs and relieve dysphagia. We report a rare case of Plummer-Vinson syndrome with recurrent post cricoid web. Patient had undergone balloon dilatation for the web three year back and was symptom free for three years. The patient presented this time with significant dysphagia, sideropenia, angular stomatitis and generalised weakness. Our patient had occasional choking and aspiration episodes at eating and endoscope did not pass through at the level of the upper oesophagus. Patient’s barium swallow revealed the presence of webs in part of the post-cricoid region. Patient was treated with oesophageal balloon dilation, blood transfusion and iron supplementation. The patient is put on regular follow-up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plummer Vinson syndrome, dysphagia, Post cricoid web, Iron deficiency anaemia, Angular stomatitis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 11:39

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