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Plummer-Vinson syndrome: improving outcomes with a multidisciplinary approach

Authors Lo KB, Albano J, Sandhu N, Candelario N

Received 7 January 2019

Accepted for publication 20 May 2019

Published 19 June 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 471—477


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kevin Bryan Lo,1 Jeri Albano,1 Naemat Sandhu,2 Nellowe Candelario1

1Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 2Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Abstract: 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. A multidisciplinary approach among healthcare providers is of the utmost importance in the management of this condition.

Keywords: esophageal webs, iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, malignancy

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