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Histological findings in the Paterson-Kelly syndrome
  1. C. C. Entwistle,
  2. A. Jacobs
  1. Institute of Pathology, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff


    Forty-one specimens taken from lesions in the post-cricoid region of patients with the Paterson-Kelly syndrome have been examined. Most webs consist of normal oesophageal mucosa which may be associated with underlying muscle and nerve lesions. Strictures also show a chronic non-specific inflammation often with epithelial changes and sometimes squamous carcinoma. Other lesions observed clinically have also shown malignant change.

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