(lih-NY-tis plas-TIH-kuh) A rare type of stomach cancer that begins in the lining of the stomach and spreads to the muscles of the stomach wall. This causes the wall of the stomach to become thick, hard, and rubbery, which leads to trouble digesting food. Also called gastric scirrhous carcinoma.
Latest research - Linitis plastica
Linitis plastica is part of WikiMD's free ^articles!
^Linitis plastica (article) is provided for informational purposes only. No expressed or implied warranties as to the validity of content.
Templates etc. when imported from Wikipedia, are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. See full disclaimers.