Primary linitis plastica carcinoma of the colon and rectum.

W. R. Stevens, P. Ruiz

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Linitis plastica carcinoma of the colon and rectum is a relatively rare primary colorectal malignancy. The initial diagnosis of this disease is often difficult, and its eventual prognosis is poor. In this report, we describe a case of primary linitis plastica of the rectum in a 57-yr-old American Indian. This case is unique since it represents the first documentation of a primary rectal lesion with metastases to the stomach. The current literature is reviewed with examination of the clinicopathologic features of this neoplasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalModern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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