Linitis plastica of the cecum.


Linitis plastica of the cecum is rare. The authors describe a case of this condition in a 16-year-old man. The commonest presenting symptom is a change in bowel habit. Histologically there are three recurring features--diffuse infiltration of the bowel wall by small darkly staining tumour cells, the presence of multiple "signet-ring" cells indicating mucin… (More)


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@article{Kallie1980LinitisPO, title={Linitis plastica of the cecum.}, author={N R Kallie and Gail F. Fisher and C. Y. Chan}, journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie}, year={1980}, volume={23 3}, pages={282-4, 307} }