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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

  • Alternative Names

    Paterson-Kelly syndrome; Sideropenic dysphagia; Esophageal web


    Prevention

    Good nutrition with enough iron may prevent this disorder.


    References

    Long JD, Orlando RC. Anatomy, histology, embryology, and developmental anomalies of the esophagus. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 41.