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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hadeel Maksoud M.D.[2]

Overview

CT scan findings associated with linitis plastica include diffuse thickening and a narrow stomach lumen. A CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of linitis plastica, which include metastasis to the liver, adnexal metastases, ascites, or distant nodal spread.

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Abdominal CT scan showing linitis plastica.Case courtesy of Dr Mahomed A. Osman, <a href="https://radiopaedia.org/">Radiopaedia.org</a>. From the case <a href="https://radiopaedia.org/cases/24671">rID: 24671</a>


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  1. Davies J, Chalmers AG, Sue-Ling HM, May J, Miller GV, Martin IG, Johnston D (1997). "Spiral computed tomography and operative staging of gastric carcinoma: a comparison with histopathological staging". Gut. 41 (3): 314–9. PMC 1891482. PMID 9378384.
  2. Düx M, Richter GM, Hansmann J, Kuntz C, Kauffmann GW (1999). "Helical hydro-CT for diagnosis and staging of gastric carcinoma". J Comput Assist Tomogr. 23 (6): 913–22. PMID 10589566.



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