Plummer-Vinson syndrome in a 15-year-old boy

Dinler G., Tander B., Kalayci A. G. , Rizalar R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.51, no.4, pp.384-386, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-386
  • Keywords: Plummer-Vinson syndrome, adolescent, iron-deficiency anemia, esophageal web, balloon dilatation, IRON-DEFICIENCY, ADOLESCENT, DYSPHAGIA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


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.