Congenital anomalies
Paterson-Brown-Kelly or Plummer-Vinson syndrome

Topic Completed: 1 September 2013

Revised: 4 September 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Paterson-Brown-Kelly OR Plummer-Vinson syndrome esophagus

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Paterson-Brown-Kelly or Plummer-Vinson syndrome. website. Accessed April 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called sideropenic dysphagia
  • Occurs mostly in Scandinavia and Great Britain
  • Usually women ages 30+ years
Case reports
  • Iron supplements, mechanical dilation and monitor for upper GI carcinoma
Clinical images

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Upper esophageal web

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Thin layer of squamous mucosa and submucosa
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