June 7, 2017- Gastric Linitis Plastica Diagnosis Uses Endoscopic and Radiologica Studies Approach
Linitis Plastica (LP) is one of the most serious forms of gastric cancer. It is a subtype of gastric cancer that presents itself in about 20% of gastric adenocarcinoma cases and can be identified as a “signet ring” via biopsy. With LP, most patients have a 5-year survival of less than 10%, making an early diagnosis critical to the patient’s outcome. Patients with LP will have more intense symptoms presented with gastric cancer in addition to early satiety and how much stomach involvement there is since it may lead to limited distensibility.
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