esophageal web

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e·soph·a·ge·al web

a congenital or acquired transverse fold of the mucous membrane and sometimes the deeper layers of the esophagus often causing dysphagia, usually in the lower half of the esophagus.

esophageal web

a thin membrane that may develop across the lumen of the esophagus, usually near the level of the cricoid cartilage. The abnormal condition is generally associated with iron deficiency anemia and usually disappears when the underlying problem is resolved. See also Plummer-Vinson syndrome.

esophageal web

A 2-3 mm in thickness stricture composed of mucosa and submucosa only, which is located anywhere along the length of the esophageal lumen; upper esophageal webs occur in the upper 2-4 cm of the esophagus, are lined by squamous epithelium, often associated with the Plummer-Vinson syndrome, and after yrs may evolve into postcricoid carcinoma; webs in the body of the esophagus may be multiple, represent embryonal remnants and may be associated with esophageal reflux; the lower esophageal web is a thin membrane marking the squamocolumnar junction and is seen in ±10% of normal subjects; symptomatic subjects may suffer intermittent dysphagia and impaction of a bolus of food Treatment Intraluminal balloon dilatation. See Café coronary.

e·soph·a·ge·al web

(ē-sofă-jēăl web)
Congenital or acquired transverse fold of the mucous membrane and sometimes the deeper layers of the esophagus often causing dysphagia, usually in the lower half of the esophagus.
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In case of significant obstruction of the oesophageal lumen by oesophageal web and persistent dysphagia despite iron supplementation, rupture and dilation of the web are necessary.
She had similar complaints three years back and was diagnosed to have Plummer Vinson syndrome with oesophageal web and iron deficiency anaemia for which dilatation was done and she was symptom free for the last 3 years.
Subsequently a Barium swallow X-ray oesophagus was done which showed an oesophageal web at the level of the post cricoid (fig.
Plummer Vinson Syndrome (PVS) is a rare disease which affects mainly white women and it is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency and presence of superior oesophageal web [8, 9].
As is seen with our case, balloon dilatation is a very effective and complete modality of treating oesophageal web.
This theory is primarily based on the finding that iron deficiency is a part of the classic triad of PVS together with dysphagia and oesophageal webs and that dysphagia can be improved by iron supplementation [9].
A combination of angular stomatitis, oesophageal web and iron deficiency anemia established the diagnosis of Plummer Vinson Syndrome.