Rise and fall of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome.


Three hypotheses have been proposed for the decreased incidence of Plummer-Vinson disease: non-existence, identity with inlet gastric mucosa of the oesophagus and disappearance of the predisposing condition(s). We examined these possibilities by reviewing our understanding of the syndrome. The early framers disagreed on the cause, but many thought it was a… (More)


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@article{Chen1994RiseAF, title={Rise and fall of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome.}, author={T S Chen and P S Chen}, journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology}, year={1994}, volume={9 6}, pages={654-8} }