Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 29, 2020
  • Author: Louis Michel Wong Kee Song, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) include the following:

  • Heterotopic gastric mucosa (inlet patch) with stricture [14, 15]

  • Pill-induced stricture

  • Hypopharyngeal bar (to differentiate from a web)

  • Inflammatory conditions associated with web formation (eg, blistering skin diseases, chronic graft versus host disease)

Differential Diagnoses