Plummer-Vinson Syndrome



. Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA): Microcytic hypochromic anemia.

. Glossitis: Smooth, shiny, and inflamed tongue.

. Esophageal Webs: Post-cricoid esophageal web causing dysphagia.

. Koilonychia: Spoon-shaped nails.

. Common in Postmenopausal Women: Increased prevalence in this demographic.

. Risk Factor for Oropharyngeal Carcinoma: Increased risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer.



i. Iron Supplementation: Correcting iron deficiency anemia.

ii. Balloon Dilation: To treat esophageal webs and relieve dysphagia.

iii. Monitoring for Malignancy: Regular follow-ups to monitor for potential development of oropharyngeal carcinoma.

You cannot copy content of this page