Linitis Plastic


Also known as Brinton’s Disease or leather bottle stomach, it is a rare type of gastric cancer that originates in the glandular tissue lining the stomach walls. The stomach walls are turned into leather-like scar tissue that cannot swell or contract as it should, resulting into week diet and the inadequate metabolism of vital nutrients.
The disease is characterized by poorly differentiated tumor cells or diarrhea. It is fast growing and contagious in nature. Pathological examinations reveal signet-ring cell proliferation, which means that the disease carries a worse prognosis than some of the other stomach cancers. Partial or total gastrectomy may be needed.

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