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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2004;28(2): 67-70.
Plummer-Vinson 증후군 1예
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 내과학교실
A Case of Plummer-Vinson Syndrome
Je-Wook Chae, M.D., Hyun Wook Jung, M.D., Jun Haeng Lee, M.D., Poong-Lyul Rhee,
Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of
The combination of symptomatic hypopharyngeal webs and iron-deficiency anemia in middle-aged women constitutes Plummer-Vinson syndrome. It is uncommon but important syndrome because of inceased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and esophagus. The cause of this syndrome is still not clear. A small sized web is treated by correction of anemia, but a large sized one with dysphagia is treated by breakage of web. Recently, we experienced a 41-year-old woman with Plummer-Vinson syndrome. She complained of dysphagia for 10 years. Esophagogram and endoscopic examination showed a hypopharyngeal web and peripheral blood profile was compatible with iron-deficiency anemia. Her symptom improved after endoscopic balloon dilatation of the upper esophageal web. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2004; 28:67⁣70)
Key Words: Dysphagia, Plummer-Vinson syndrome, Endoscopic balloon dilatation
주요어: 연하곤란, Plummer-Vinson 증후군, 내시경적 풍선 확장술
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