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Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of the Colon: Report of a Case

Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of the Colon: Report of a Case Abstract The term linitis plastica is a descriptive one which applies to the radiological or gross anatomical appearance of a hollow viscus with a thickened, nonpliable, contracted wall. The term, which does not specify the etiology, was first used in 1865 by Brinton,1 who considered the lesion to be an advanced stage of gastritis, but did not exclude cancer. Howard,2 in reviewing the literature, found 42 different synonyms for the condition, and concluded that the majority of instances of linitis plastica of the stomach was due to sclerosing adenocarcinoma. Improved histological techniques have shown that linitis plastica may be caused by diffuse carcinoma or, rarely, by an inflammatory process. Although extensive reports are available on linitis plastica carcinoma of the stomach, only 57 cases of linitis plastica carcinoma of the colon could be found in the literature. Of this group, 6 were primary in, and restricted to, the colon, References 1. Brinton, W.: Lectures on the Diseases of the Stomach , Ed. 2, Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1865. 2. Howard, C. P.: Linitis Plastica: A Study of Ten Cases , Quart. J. Med. 2:59-75, 1933.Crossref 3. Dixon, C. F., and Stevens, G. A.: Carcinoma of Linitis Plastica Type Involving the Intestine , Ann. Surg. 103:263-271, 1936.Crossref 4. Saphir, O., and Parker, M. L.: Linitis Plastica Type of Carcinoma , Surg. Gynec. Obstet. 76:206-223, 1943. 5. Judd, J. R.; Larsen, N. P., and Tilden, I. L.: Linitis Plastica of Colon: Case Report , Surgery 6:278-285, 1939. 6. Karstens, H. C., and Bargen, J. A.: Carcinoma of the Colon Simulating Linitis Plastica: Report of Two Cases , Proc. Mayo Clin. 22:231-235, 1947. 7. Fisher, E. R., and Brown, C. H.: Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of Stomach with Extensive Metastases Simulating a Colonic Lesion: Case Report , Gastroenterology 20:503-508, 1952. 8. David, V. C.: Malignancy in Linitis Plastica , Surg. Clin. N. Amer. 11:47-56, 1931. 9. Laufman, H., and Saphir, O.: Primary Linitis Plastica Type of Carcinoma of the Colon , Arch. Surg. 62:79-91, 1951.Crossref 10. Turnbull, R. B.; Fisher, E. R., and Rosenak, B. D.: Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of the Colon , Cleveland Clin. Quart. 18:210-216, 1951.Crossref 11. Willis, R. A.: Pathology of Tumors , Ed. 2, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1953. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of the Colon: Report of a Case

Archives of Surgery , Volume 84 (6) – Jun 1, 1962

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Abstract

Abstract The term linitis plastica is a descriptive one which applies to the radiological or gross anatomical appearance of a hollow viscus with a thickened, nonpliable, contracted wall. The term, which does not specify the etiology, was first used in 1865 by Brinton,1 who considered the lesion to be an advanced stage of gastritis, but did not exclude cancer. Howard,2 in reviewing the literature, found 42 different synonyms for the condition, and concluded that the majority of instances of linitis plastica of the stomach was due to sclerosing adenocarcinoma. Improved histological techniques have shown that linitis plastica may be caused by diffuse carcinoma or, rarely, by an inflammatory process. Although extensive reports are available on linitis plastica carcinoma of the stomach, only 57 cases of linitis plastica carcinoma of the colon could be found in the literature. Of this group, 6 were primary in, and restricted to, the colon, References 1. Brinton, W.: Lectures on the Diseases of the Stomach , Ed. 2, Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1865. 2. Howard, C. P.: Linitis Plastica: A Study of Ten Cases , Quart. J. Med. 2:59-75, 1933.Crossref 3. Dixon, C. F., and Stevens, G. A.: Carcinoma of Linitis Plastica Type Involving the Intestine , Ann. Surg. 103:263-271, 1936.Crossref 4. Saphir, O., and Parker, M. L.: Linitis Plastica Type of Carcinoma , Surg. Gynec. Obstet. 76:206-223, 1943. 5. Judd, J. R.; Larsen, N. P., and Tilden, I. L.: Linitis Plastica of Colon: Case Report , Surgery 6:278-285, 1939. 6. Karstens, H. C., and Bargen, J. A.: Carcinoma of the Colon Simulating Linitis Plastica: Report of Two Cases , Proc. Mayo Clin. 22:231-235, 1947. 7. Fisher, E. R., and Brown, C. H.: Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of Stomach with Extensive Metastases Simulating a Colonic Lesion: Case Report , Gastroenterology 20:503-508, 1952. 8. David, V. C.: Malignancy in Linitis Plastica , Surg. Clin. N. Amer. 11:47-56, 1931. 9. Laufman, H., and Saphir, O.: Primary Linitis Plastica Type of Carcinoma of the Colon , Arch. Surg. 62:79-91, 1951.Crossref 10. Turnbull, R. B.; Fisher, E. R., and Rosenak, B. D.: Linitis Plastica Carcinoma of the Colon , Cleveland Clin. Quart. 18:210-216, 1951.Crossref 11. Willis, R. A.: Pathology of Tumors , Ed. 2, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1953.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1962

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