6. PLUMMER VINSON SYNDROME IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH DYSPHAGIA

Ajmal Hussin, Israr ud Din, Asadullah Arif, Syed Muddasir Shah, Muhammad Hafeez

Department of Otolaryngology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar - Pakistan

Abstract

Objective: To know the incidence of Plummer Vinson Syndrome (PVS) in patients presenting with dysphagia.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted at Otolaryngology Department of Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar,
Pakistan from June 2009 to June 2015. Total 423 patients were selected through consecutive sampling technique.
Results: Mean age was 45 years with standard deviation ± 2.63. Male patients were 60% and female were 40%. More
over 18% had dysphagia from 2-3 weeks and 82% patients had dysphagia ranged from 4-5 weeks. Five percent patients
had PVS in dysphagia while 95% patients didn’t have Plummer Vinson Syndrome (PVS).
Conclusion: Plummer Vinson Syndrome should be treated promptly surgically and medically to avoid morbidity and
mortality

Keywords: Esophagoscopy, dysphagia, Plummer Vinson Syndrome, anemia.

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