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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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MARTINEZ VALENZUELA, Noslen; ERNAND RIZO, Susana  y  SOSA MARTIN, José Gimel. Plummer-Vinson syndrome. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2021, vol.60, n.3  Epub 01-Sep-2021. ISSN 1561-2945.


Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare entity characterized by the triad of iron deficiency anemia, dysphagia and esophageal membrane. Described in the second decade of the last century, today most of the data obtained comes from case presentations or small series of prospective studies.


To review the available bibliography regarding a case with Plummer-Vinson syndrome.

Clinical case:

35-year-old female patient with anemia since adolescence, referred to surgery clinic for presenting dysphagia of 8 years of evolution. Additional laboratory tests were carried out where iron deficiency anemia was found. A contrasted study of the upper digestive tract revealed a suggestive image of a membrane in the cervical esophagus.


Despite its low frequency we must be alert to the appearance of symptoms suggestive of Plummer-Vinson syndrome, mainly in women with anemia. Its association with esophageal cancer indicates this

Palabras clave : Plummer-Vinson syndrome; Patterson-Kelly syndrome; iron deficiency anemia; sideropenic dysphagia.

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