PLUMMER VINSON SYNDROME IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH DYSPHAGIA

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

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.

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Hussin, A., Din, I. ud, Arif, A., Shah, S. M., & Hafeez, M. (2017). PLUMMER VINSON SYNDROME IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH DYSPHAGIA. Journal of Medical Sciences, 25(1), 24–26. Retrieved from https://jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/72
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