Scirrhous Gastric Carcinoma - Endoscopy (3 of 15)

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Case description

The diffuse type of gastric cancer often manifests itself as a linitis plastica. It is harder to diagnose than the intestinal type, particularly in the earlier stages. Thus, although diagnostic techniques have improved, some gastric cancers are still missed on the initial investigation. Scirrhous carcinoma (linitis plastica) is a poorly differentiated mixture of mucin-producing carcinoma cells that infiltrates the muscle wall and turns it into rigid, leatherlike scar tissue that cannot stretch or move during the normal digestive process (peristalsis)

tags: scirrhous gastric carcinoma endoscopy linitis plastica peristaltis mucin - producing cells

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