Category Archives: Stomach Tumors

Linitis Plastica of the Stomach

A senior-citizen patient had a stomach cancer discovered on endoscopy in March 2016.  A total gastrectomy was done.  The operative findings showed linitis plastica of the stomach. Gastric or stomach linitis plastica is the medical term for a rare type … Continue reading

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Stomach – Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon tumors of the GI tract. These tumors start in very early forms of special cells found in the wall of the GI tract, called the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). ICCs … Continue reading

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