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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


sideropenic dysphagia  listen  (SIH-der-oh-PEE-nik dis-FAY-jee-uh)

  A disorder marked by anemia caused by iron deficiency, and a web-like growth of membranes in the throat that makes swallowing difficult. Having sideropenic dysphagia may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. Also called Paterson-Kelly syndrome and Plummer-Vinson syndrome.