Linitis plastica

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Linitis plastica - endoscopic image. (WC/Samir)

Linitis plastica is a gross pathology/endoscopic finding suggestive of diffuse stomach cancer.[1]

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It is described in Crohn's disease.[2]

See also


  1. Raskin, MM. (1976). "Some specific radiological findings and consideration of linitis plastica of the gastrointestinal tract.". CRC Crit Rev Clin Radiol Nucl Med 8 (1): 87-106. PMID 185007.
  2. Maàmouri, N.; Cheikh, I.; Belkahla, N.; Bouaziz, S.; Ouerghi, H.; Rahal, K.; Ben Romdhane, K.; Ben Ammar, A. (Aug 2006). "[Case report of isolated Crohn's disease of the stomach presenting as plastica linitis].". Tunis Med 84 (8): 513-6. PMID 17175696.