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    What does thickening of the stomach wall indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: what does it mean if you have a thickning of the stomach wall
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be suggestive of gastric carcinoma.

Detailed Answer:
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Any thickening spotted in scan can be suggestive if initial stages of gastric cancer.The stomach wall consists of five layers; most tumors begin in the innermost layer and spread to the outer strata as they grow. Researchers also believe that stomach cancers develop slowly over the course of several years, beginning as precancerous changes to the lining of the stomach that show few initial symptoms.

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Go for MRI scan.

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