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
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sclerotic stomachAn obsolete term for linitis plastica, see there.
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