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marked thickening and rigidity of the stomach wall, with reduced capacity of the lumen although often without obstruction; nearly always due to scirrhous carcinoma, as in linitis plastica.
Synonym(s): sclerotic stomach
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.
Brinton,William, English physician, 1823-1867.
Brinton disease - infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma causing extensive thickening of stomach wall. Synonym(s): leather-bottle stomach; linitis plastica