Some specific radiological findings and consideration of linitis plastica of the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Raskin1976SomeSR,
  title={Some specific radiological findings and consideration of linitis plastica of the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Michael M. Raskin},
  journal={CRC critical reviews in clinical radiology and nuclear medicine},
  year={1976},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          87-106
        }
}
Linitis plastica denotes a diffuse, intramurally infiltrating, anaplastic carcinoma in a hollow structure resulting in a shrunken organ with thickened walls. Microscopically, linitis plastica is characterized by tumor cells in the presence of inflammatory changes with much fibrosis. Linitis plastica is found most frequently in the stomach where it may produce the classical "leather-bottle stomach". Metastases to the colon are frequent via contiguity along mesenteric fascial planes. Therefore… CONTINUE READING