Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res.  2014 Jun;14(2):117-120. 10.7704/kjhugr.2014.14.2.117.

Relapsed Esophageal Web in a Patient with Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. leeseungw00@hanmail.net

Abstract

Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, and upper esophageal web. The associated symptoms can be resolved by administering iron supplements as well as by endoscopic intervention. Relapse in patients with Plummer-Vinson syndrome is very rare. We describe a case of a 42-year-old woman with Plummer-Vinson syndrome whose symptoms were successfully treated with endoscopic dilatation and iron supplementation at first admission; however, 1 year later, she revisited our hospital because of dysphagia. On second admission, investigations revealed esophageal web relapse in Plummer-Vinson syndrome. She was again successfully treated with endoscopic dilatation and iron supplementation. After first admission, her anemia was not normalized due to poor compliance and loss of follow-up. We experienced a case of esophageal web relapse due to uncorrected iron deficiency anemia in a patient with Plummer-Vinson syndrome. This experience indicates that continuous iron supplementation and long-term follow-up is important in patients with Plummer-Vinson syndrome.

Keyword

Plummer-Vinson syndrome; Iron deficiency anemia; Deglutition disorders; Recurrence

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anemia
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Compliance
Deglutition Disorders
Dilatation
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Iron
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome*
Recurrence
Iron
Full Text Links
  • KJHUGR
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr