Linitis plastica of the esophagus.

  title={Linitis plastica of the esophagus.},
  author={Richard Pazdur and Thomas E. Olencki and Gail E. Herman},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={83 12},
A 62-yr-old woman was evaluated for a 2-wk history of regurgitation and weight loss. Radiologic studies demonstrated a stenotic region in the distal third of the esophagus. Multiple endoscopic biopsies were nondiagnostic. Esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy revealed a diffusely infiltrating adenocarcinoma ("linitis plastica") of the distal esophagus, sparing the gastroesophageal junction and stomach. Despite the absence of metastatic disease at laparotomy, the patient developed metastases… CONTINUE READING