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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

Symptoms of linitis plastica may include dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, early satiety, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain/discomfort and sometimes diarrhea. A positive family history of diffuse gastric cancer may be present if it is the hereditary form of the disease.

History

  • A family history of linitis plastica may be present in patients with hereditary diffuse adenocarcinoma.[1][2]

Symptoms

  • Thickening and rigidity of the stomach wall makes the process of digestion difficult and the patient may complain of:[2][1]
  • Patients may develop non specific symptoms such as:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wanebo HJ, Kennedy BJ, Chmiel J, Steele G, Winchester D, Osteen R (1993). "Cancer of the stomach. A patient care study by the American College of Surgeons". Ann. Surg. 218 (5): 583–92. PMC 1243028. PMID 8239772.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Buiatti E, Palli D, Decarli A, Amadori D, Avellini C, Bianchi S, Biserni R, Cipriani F, Cocco P, Giacosa A (1989). "A case-control study of gastric cancer and diet in Italy". Int. J. Cancer. 44 (4): 611–6. PMID 2793233.



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