Unusual case of dysphagia in a male

Amanke Oranu, Michael Buchholz, Ndubuisi Okafor, Julie Scott, Edith Henderson


Plummer Vinson Syndrome, a triad of dysphagia, esophageal web, and iron-deficiency anemia, is a rarely reported diagnosis in current literature. The exact etiology of the syndrome remains controversial, but it has been linked to complicated nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, and hereditary factors, and has a remarkably high female to male ratio. This paper describes an atypical case presentation in a 53-year-old male with a remote history of peptic ulcer disease surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)832-4
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 09.2010


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