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linitis

 [lĭ-ni´tis]
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.

li·ni·tis

(li-nī'tis, lī-nī'tis),
Inflammation of cellular tissue, specifically of the perivascular tissue of the stomach.
[G. linon, flax, linen cloth, + -itis, inflammation]

linitis

/li·ni·tis/ (lĭ-ni´tis) 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).

linitis

[linī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, itis, inflammation
inflammation of cellular tissue of the stomach, as in linitis plastica, seen frequently in adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

linitis

An obsolete term for inflammation, specifically referring to perivascular inflammation of the stomach; linitis as a lone term has long since fallen into disuse, but linitis plastic (see there) is still used in the working medical parlance.

li·ni·tis

(li-nī'tis)
Inflammation of cellular tissue, specifically of the perivascular tissue of the stomach.
[G. linon, flax, linen cloth, + -itis, inflammation]

linitis

Inflammation of the layer of the stomach wall below the mucous membrane lining. Linitis plastica, or leather bottle stomach, is a spread in this area of fibrous tissue as a response to cancer of the stomach. The outlook in this condition is poor.

linitis

inflammation of gastric cellular tissue.

linitis plastica
inelastic thickening and fibrosis of the gastric submucosa; called also leather bottle lesion.
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Three of the total gastrectomy specimens of poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma showed diffuse thickening of the gastric wall producing linitis plastica (Fig.
In summary, this patient was originally diagnosed with a transmural poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach, described as linitis plastica, with spread to a lymph node and with both surgical margins positive.
Signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the bladder: linitis plastica variant.
No previous reports on the lipoid cell variant of UC have reported a linitis plastica tumour morphology.
El cancer gastrico cuya carga de morbimortalidad es ampliamente conocida en nuestro pais, tiene un patron de presentacion muy variable que va desde el estadio temprano a la linitis plastica.
Diagnosis of this type of lesion may be aided by radiologic studies, as linitis plastica often has a classic appearance on barium swallow secondary to the resulting decrease in gastric distensibility.
Gastric tuberculosis presenting as linitis plastica: a case report and review of the literature.
Table 1: Demographic Patient Characteristic and Exclusion of GI Malignancy Patient Mean Age Excluded Evaluable GI Malignancy (N=106) (Range; Years) (N=66) (N=40) Oesophagus 7 60 (55-83) 6 1 Gallbladder 16 59 (56-74) 11 5 (1, Benign) Stomach 51 53(40-86) 32 19 Colon 6 61 (36-70) 2 4 Rectum 11 58 (27-74) 5 6 Pancreas 5 62 (49-76) 4 1 Periampullary 10 57 (36-78) 6 4 Table 2: Benefits of Laparoscopy Avoiding Unnecessary Laparotomy All Benefits 8/40 Stomach Cancers 6 Gallbladder Cancer 2 Stomach 6 GE Junction Disseminated No Procedure Prepyloric Disseminated No Procedure Linitis Plastica Disseminated No Procedure Linitis Plastic Deposits falciparum Body & Lesser Curvature Serosal, Infiltration Lt.
Endoscopically, GI Kaposi sarcoma typically appears as a vascular submucosal mass, but linitis plastica features can occur, and biopsy may fail to establish the diagnosis because of the deep-seated nature of the lesions.
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.