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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Time for Redefinition and New Perspectives

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Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, 5001 El Paso Dr, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
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Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
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Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
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Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
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Department of Radiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
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Gastrointest. Disord. 2020, 2(4), 408-414; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gidisord2040037
Received: 11 September 2020 / Revised: 16 October 2020 / Accepted: 16 October 2020 / Published: 21 October 2020
Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is defined by the classic triad of dysphagia, esophageal web, and iron deficiency. It is a rare entity that remains poorly understood, and we describe our experience in diagnosing and management. Treatment for patients with PVS begins with aggressive dilation of the esophageal web (stricture), which has specific histopathology findings, thus helping to restore nutrition and facilitate iron absorption while also identifying other possible etiologies of iron deficiency, specifically underlying autoimmune conditions. We have reviewed the literature to place our experience in perspective and conclude that PVS now warrants a re-definition and a new perspective, which we discuss in this article. View Full-Text
Keywords: plummer-vinson; esophageal dilation; dysphagia; iron deficiency plummer-vinson; esophageal dilation; dysphagia; iron deficiency
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Herlihy, J.D.; Badhiwala, V.; Padilla, O.; Diaz, J.; McCallum, R. Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Time for Redefinition and New Perspectives. Gastrointest. Disord. 2020, 2, 408-414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gidisord2040037

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Herlihy JD, Badhiwala V, Padilla O, Diaz J, McCallum R. Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Time for Redefinition and New Perspectives. Gastrointestinal Disorders. 2020; 2(4):408-414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gidisord2040037

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Herlihy, J. D., Vismay Badhiwala, Osvaldo Padilla, Jesus Diaz, and Richard McCallum. 2020. "Plummer-Vinson Syndrome: A Time for Redefinition and New Perspectives" Gastrointestinal Disorders 2, no. 4: 408-414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/gidisord2040037

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