linitis


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Related to linitis: leather bottle stomach

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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Cormier WJ, Gaffey TA, Welch JM, et al: Linitis plastica caused by metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast.
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