NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,084 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- Plummer-Vinson syndrome
- listen (PLUH-mer-VIN-sun SIN-drome)
- A disorder marked by anemia caused by iron deficiency, and a web-like growth of membranes in the throat that makes swallowing difficult. Having Plummer-Vinson syndrome may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. Also called Paterson-Kelly syndrome and sideropenic dysphagia.