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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

There are no MRI findings associated with linitis plastica. However, a chest, abdomen or pelvic MRI may be helpful in the detection of local invasion and metastasis to or from linitis plastica and the liver, breast and lungs. stomach. MRI is also thought to be just as accurate as CT in staging tumors.

MRI

  • There are no MRI findings associated with linitis plastica.[1][2]
  • Chest, abdomen or pelvic MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of linitis plastica.
  • MRI is performed whilst the stomach is distended using water or effervescent tablets.
  • MRI is also thought to be just as accurate as CT in staging tumors.

References

  1. Anzidei M, Napoli A, Zaccagna F, Di Paolo P, Zini C, Cavallo Marincola B, Geiger D, Catalano C, Passariello R (2009). "Diagnostic performance of 64-MDCT and 1.5-T MRI with high-resolution sequences in the T staging of gastric cancer: a comparative analysis with histopathology". Radiol Med. 114 (7): 1065–79. doi:10.1007/s11547-009-0455-x. PMID 19774440.
  2. Cuenod CA, Fournier L, Balvay D, Guinebretière JM (2006). "Tumor angiogenesis: pathophysiology and implications for contrast-enhanced MRI and CT assessment". Abdom Imaging. 31 (2): 188–93. doi:10.1007/s00261-005-0386-5. PMID 16447089.



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