linitis plastica(redirected from Linitus plastica)
inflammation of gastric cellular tissue.
linitis plas´tica diffuse fibrous proliferation of the submucous connective tissue of the stomach, resulting in thickening and fibrosis so that the organ is constricted, inelastic, and rigid (like a leather bottle). Called also leather bottle stomach.
originally believed to be an inflammatory condition, but now recognized to be due to infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma causing extensive thickening of the wall of the stomach; often called leather-bottle stomach.
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linitis plasticaA descriptive term of waning popularity that refers to the appearance of certain hollow organs in which there is a rigidly thickened wall, which classically occurs in signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
Upper GI series demonstrates neither ulcer nor mass, but a fixed, non-distensible stomach, absent folds and narrowed lumen, likened to the Spanish leather wineskin, la bota. Linitis plastica may rarely occur in other hollow epithelial cell-lined organs (e.g., colon or bladder).
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li·ni·tis plas·ti·ca(li-nī'tis plas'ti-kă)
Infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma, causing extensive thickening of the wall of the stomach; often called leather-bottle stomach.
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Brinton,William, English physician, 1823-1867.
Brinton disease - infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma causing extensive thickening of stomach wall. Synonym(s): leather-bottle stomach; linitis plastica
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