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Linitis plastica

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Progressive dysphagia with vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Diffuse thickening of the distal gastric wall with failure to distend despite adequate ingestion of barium.


Diffuse thickening of the gastric wall in its distal half.  

Case Discussion

The key, in this case, is the barium study showing a failure to distend the stomach despite adequate volume load with irregular, lobulated margins to the gastric walls. Beware false positives i.e. collapsed wall.  

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Case information

rID: 18189
Published: 18th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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