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n. linitis. gastritis
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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.
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.
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).
De otro lado la linitis plastica es el peor espectro de la enfermedad y se presenta en 3-19% de los casos (2).
Infiltrative conditions, such as linitis plastica may result from this type, and histologic examination may reveal signet ring cells and no gland formation.
14) The stiff, nondistensible wall gives the stomach a leather bottle appearance, also known as linitis plastica (Figure 6).
This feature resembles the linitis plastica type effect due to the mucinous tumour.