Dysphagia due to Anaemia

Dysphagia due to Anaemia
Iron Defeciency anaemia,difficulty in swallowing due oesophageal web , smooth tongue (glossitis) and spoon shaped nails are associated together as a syndrome called Plummer Vinson Syndrome. Patients are post menapausal women.They present with dysphagia and burning sensation of mouth. Barium swallow shows the web. Treated by correction of anaemia with iron supplements and dilatation of the web by passing a rigid tube oesophagoscope.THis condition is pre malignant. Patients need life long follow up for oesophageal cancer.