Linitis plastica

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Progressive dysphagia with vomitting

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Barium
CT

Diffuse thickening of the gastric wall in its distal 1/2.  Beware false positives ie collapsed wall.  The key in this case is the barium study showing failure to distend despite adequate volume load with irregular, lobulated margins to the gastric walls

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Case information

rID: 18189
Case created: 18th Jun 2012
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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