Linitis plastica differential diagnosis
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Linitis plastica must be differentiated from other diseases that cause thickening of the gastric wall such as other forms of gastric adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, Menetrier's disease, lymphoid hyperplasia, amyloidosis and granulomatous diseases.
- Malignant diseases:
- Scirrhous adenocarcinoma
- Benign diseases:
- Granulomatous diseases:
- Gastric scarring; due to corrosive ingestion
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