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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In a selected group of patients who had radical surgery for linitis plastica, it has been shown that survival is not significantly different from that in patients who had surgery for non-linitis plastica diffuse gastric cancer (104).
In March 2016, a 53-year-old premenopausal woman was admitted to our institute with the diagnosis of gastric linitis plastica and peritoneal carcinomatosis.
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 expression of Bcl-2 was most frequent in patients with the ulcerated type with sharply demarcated margins according to Bormann (type II), completely missing in patients with the polyp type (type I), and moderate in those with ulcerated infiltrative type (type III) and "linitis plastica" (type IV) (15/21; 71.4% versus 0/7; 0.00% versus 26/45; 57.8% versus 8/15; 53.3%, P < 0.05).
Signet-ring cell carcinomas account for up to 15% of all gastric cancers and typically cause scirrhous infiltration of the gastric wall (linitis plastica).
The last type is usually observed in diffuse type adenocarcinomas and it is known as linitis plastica.
El cancer avanzado puede presentar una masa polipoide, una ulcera o un proceso inflamatorio (linitis plastica) (figura 4) [47].
Other rare patterns, such as linitis plasticlike signet ring cell carcinoma, has also been reported.
No previous reports on the lipoid cell variant of UC have reported a linitis plastica tumour morphology.[sup.2]-[sup.4] The two previous cases of RLP secondary to UC with reported pathology showed conventional UC in 1 patient and papillary variant UC containing a component of adenocarcinoma in the other.[sup.8] Thus, there does not appear to be a specific UC subtype that is predisposed to presenting as linitis plastica.
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).