The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2009 , Vol 51 , Num 4
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome in a 15-Year-Old Boy
1Unit of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, and 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey Plummer-Vinson syndrome presents as a classical triad of dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia and upper esophageal web(s). The syndrome usually occurs in adults, and is rare in childhood. We report a case of this syndrome occurring in a 15-year-old boy. He presented with dysphagia and anemia. Radiological examination showed the presence of webs at the cervical esophagus. The boy was treated with endoscopic balloon dilation and iron supplementation and remains in good general condition six months after the treatment. Keywords : Plummer-Vinson syndrome, adolescent, iron-deficiency anemia, esophageal web, balloon dilatation.
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