Plummer-Vinson syndrome following gastric bypass surgery

Andrew Sapthavee, Matthew L. Kircher, Lee M. Akst

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is the combination of dysphagia, angular cheilitis, atrophic glossitis, and esophageal webbing in the setting of iron deficiency anemia. Although it is relatively uncommon, this condition is important to recognize because it is a source of dysphagia and it confers an increased risk for hypopharyngeal cancer. Cases of PVS associated with gastrointestinal conditions such as celiac disease and gastric cancer have been previously reported in the literature, but as far as we know, no case of PVS associated with bariatric surgery has been previously reported. We describe the case of a 39-year-old woman who developed PVS following gastric bypass surgery, and we briefly discuss the current knowledge of this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E15
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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