linitis


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Related to linitis: leather bottle stomach
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li·ni·tis

n. linitis. gastritis
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Napakadami na pong mga pinatay na mamamahayag na aming linitis ang mga pumatay sa kanila,' he said.
This subtype of diffuse gastric cancer is called scirrhous gastric cancer or linitis plastica, (5) the prognosis of which is extremely poor.
The diffusely infiltrative carcinomas showed diffusely thickened gastric wall with three cases of linitis plastica type of tumours.
Pathology showed "transmurally infiltrating poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach, predominantly linitis plastica type, with extensive intra-neural infiltration and spread, with microscopic involvement of both proximal and distal margins of resection, and with metastases to 0 of 4 lesser omental and 1 of 4 greater omental lymph nodes and with intra-neural invasion present within lesser omental fat.
Total gastrectomy was performed for proximal cancers linitis plastic and cancers involving the body of stomach where 5 cm proximal margin was not possible with a subtotal resection.
The woman, named in the report as Miss A, was the mother of a nine-year-old daughter and died from the condition Linitis Plastica on May 29, 2010.
The last type is usually observed in diffuse type adenocarcinomas and it is known as linitis plastica.
Other rare patterns, such as linitis plasticlike signet ring cell carcinoma, has also been reported.
7] A rare GI metastatic subtype is linitis plastica, characterized by circumferential intramural tumour infiltration of a hollow viscus, generating a desmoplastic reaction which results in a thickened, inelastic wall.
On endoscopy, the colo-rectal metastasis appear as diffuse thickening of the colonic wall mimicking linitis plastica or like in crohn's disease with ulcerated or nodular areas rather than as a solitary, discrete mass seen in primary colonic lesion (1).
Differentiation of early gastric cancer vs linitis plastica: do symptoms make a difference?
Infiltrative conditions, such as linitis plastica may result from this type, and histologic examination may reveal signet ring cells and no gland formation.