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Linitis Plastica: 4

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A representative cut shows the gastric thickening.       

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Linitis Plastica: 5

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Upper endoscopy showed diffuse thickened gastric folds and erythematous gastropathy. Biopsies showed adenocarcinoma.       

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The patient was treated with total parenteral nutrition for 10 days and then taken to the operating room with a diagnosis of linitis plastica (see gastric cancer discussion) for laparoscopic staging and possible resection. Under anesthesia, a right lower quadrant fullness was appreciated.      

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