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ISRN Endoscopy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 137895, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/137895
Research Article

Safety and Effectiveness of Endoscopic Savary-Gillaard Bougies Dilation in Moroccan Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Patients

EFD-Hepatogastroenterology Unit, Ibn Sina Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Received 21 June 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: G. Larciprete and J. Vyankandondera

Copyright © 2013 Mouna Salihoun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The authors aimed to better define the clinical, biological, radiological, endoscopic, and evolutionary characteristics of patients presenting with Plummer-Vinson syndrome after endoscopic dilation and medical treatment in this study. There were 41 cases of Plummer-Vinson syndrome listed. All these patients presented dysphagia associated to anemia, and all have benefited endoscopic dilation and iron supplementation with a good clinical and biological course in 100% of cases. The Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a rare entity. The treatment, based essentially on endoscopic dilations, is effective and safe.