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

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 January 2018, last major update September 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Paterson-Brown-Kelly or Plummer-Vinson syndrome. website. Accessed March 20th, 2018.
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

Esophageal web (figures 2 and 3)

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