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1/4. plummer-vinson syndrome.

    plummer-vinson syndrome is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency, anemia and the presence of esophageal web or webs. Two cases of this syndrome are reported in middle-aged women, which were treated over the last eight years. Both patients presented with dysphagia, anemia, sideropenia, glossitis and cheilitis. Radiological examination of the pharynx showed the presence of webs in both cases. The patients were treated with iron supplementation, which resulted in elimination of the symptoms. Both patients remain in good general condition and without any dysphagic complaints, 5 and 8 years after the diagnosis, respectively.
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2/4. plummer-vinson syndrome: a report of three cases.

    plummer-vinson syndrome is characterised by dysphagia, anaemia, glossitis and oesophageal web. We report our findings in three patients with membranes in the upper oesophagus. All patients underwent endoscopic dilatation and iron replacement therapy, with good results. We review the literature of this syndrome.
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3/4. Importance of iron repletion in the management of plummer-vinson syndrome.

    plummer-vinson syndrome (PVS) is characterized by iron deficiency anemia, upper esophageal stricture, cervical dysphagia, and glossitis. The precise role of iron deficiency in PVS has yet to be defined and remains a subject of much debate. A 29-year-old woman with PVS is presented. The patient had a 4-year history of severe iron deficiency anemia, a 2-year history of progressive dysphagia and weight loss, and a greater than 90% benign upper esophageal stricture. iron therapy alone resolved her dysphagia and anemia, and a follow-up esophagram 1 year later showed a residual stenosis of less than 30%. The development of severe iron deficiency anemia in this patient 2 years before the onset of dysphagia, as well as the response of the stricture to iron repletion, supports the theory that iron deficiency can cause dysphagia and upper esophageal strictures. The occurrence of glossitis, gastritis, and esophagitis in iron deficiency demonstrates the adverse effects of iron depletion on the rapidly proliferating cells of the upper alimentary tract.
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4/4. Esophageal motility impairment in plummer-vinson syndrome. Correction by iron treatment.

    We report the case of a 41-year-old woman with plummer-vinson syndrome and an esophageal motility disorder. She complained of dysphagia and odynophagia and had cheilitis, glossitis, and hypochromic anemia. An esophageal motility study showed low amplitude of contraction and high intrabolus pressure in the esophageal body. After iron replacement, the patient was free from symptoms, and a new motility study showed increased amplitude of contraction and decreased intrabolus pressure.
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