Linitis plastica

What is Linitis plastica?

Originally believed to be an inflammatory condition, but now recognized to be due to infiltrating scirrhous carcinoma causing extensive thickening of the wall of the stomach; often called leather-bottle stomach.

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What is the best treatment for linitis plastica at the moment, they are going for cure it is not spread to other organs as far they can see. And...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query.

I think you had communicated to me earlier. You wanted to know from where you can get the best treatment. I would...

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Hi. My name is XXXXXXX I'd like to understand more about linitis plastica. My mother-in-law was diagnosed 10 days ago. We do not know what stage...

doctor1 MD

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It is a bad disease actually

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I am sorry to know about your mother-in-law. Linitis plastica is a type of stomach cancer...

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My dad is 66 years old and has just been told he has Linitis plastica. It has spread to other organs, he is not able to eat much, bladder is...

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Hello and welcome to HCM
Linitis plastice is an aggressive type of gastric cancer.
In your fathers case the cancer has spread to other organs of...

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