Plummer-Vinson syndrome


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Plummer-Vinson syndrome

 [plum´er vin´sun]
a syndrome usually seen in middle-aged women with hypochromic anemia, chiefly characterized by cracks or fissures at the corners of the mouth, painful tongue with atrophy of filiform and later fungiform papillae, and dysphagia due to esophageal stenosis or webs.

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn),
iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal stenosis, and atrophic glossitis.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia Metabolic disease A possibly autoimmune condition affecting middle aged ♀, characterized by iron-deficiency anemia, oropharyngeal mucosal atrophy, koilonychia–spooned nails, angular cheilitis, pallor, glossitis, dysphagia due to a fibrous esophageal web, associated with oropharyngeal SCC. See Esophageal web.

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn sin'drōm)
Iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis.

Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Difficulty in swallowing from webs of tissue that form across the upper oesophagus, sore tongue, spoon-shaped fingernails (koilonychia) and severe iron-deficiency ANAEMIA. The syndrome mainly affects middle-aged women. Treatment of the anaemia usually resolves the syndrome. (Henry Stanley Plummer, 1874–1937, American physician; and Porter Paisley Vinson, 1890–1959, American surgeon).

Plummer,

Henry Stanley, U.S. physician, 1874-1937.
Plummer bag - Synonym(s): Plummer dilator
Plummer bougie
Plummer dilator - an instrument for dilating the lower end of the esophagus in cardiospasm. Synonym(s): Plummer bag
Plummer disease - hyperthyroidism resulting from a nodular toxic goiter, usually not accompanied by exophthalmos.
Plummer sign - a sign of Graves disease.
Plummer-Vinson syndrome - iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis. Synonym(s): Paterson-Kelly syndrome; sideropenic dysphagia

Vinson,

Porter P., U.S. surgeon, 1890-1959.
Plummer-Vinson syndrome - see under Plummer

Plum·mer-Vin·son syn·drome

(plŭm'ĕr vin'sŏn sin'drōm)
Iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia, esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis.
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Rise and fall of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome. J Gastroenterol Hepatol.
Esophageal motility impairment in Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Correction by iron treatment.
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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome a rare presentation in a child.