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Chronic iron deficiency anaemia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass leading to Plummer Vinson syndrome.

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome (PVS) is a rare condition that classically presents as a triad of dysphagia, proximal esophageal webs, and iron deficiency anemia. The prevalence of PVS has rapidly declined since it was first described by Henry Plummer and Stanley Vinson in the early 1900’s due to improved nutritional status and subsequent resolution of iron deficiency [1]. To our knowledge, only one prior case of PVS has been reported following gastric bypass surgery.

Author(s): Wesley Prichard, DO, Spencer Wilson, MD