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DE SIMONE, Federico  and  MACHADO, Pablo. Plummer-Vinson syndrome: a case study. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, pp.186-189.  Epub Mar 01, 2019. ISSN 0303-3295.

The study presents the case of a 40 year old female patient who consulted for asthenia, adynamia, dizziness and progressive dyspnea with 10 months of evolution, evidencing intermittent solid dysphagia in the last 4 months. Barium X-rays of the esophagus evidenced subcricoid stenosis with good distal passage and the gastroscopy immediately showed a stenosing fibrous membrane under the cricopharyngeal. Iron oral treatment was initiated and several sessions with a balloon catheter which solved the symptoms. Plummer-inson syndrome is a rare entity characterized by iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia and a high esophageal membrane.

Keywords : Plummer-Vinson Syndrome; Anemia, iron-deficiency; Case reports.

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