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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-69

F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Staging of Linitis Plastica Caused by Primary Gastric Adenocarcinoma


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Surgical Gasteroenterology Division, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Surgical Gasteroenterology Division, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Anish Bhattacharya
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.136696

PMID: 25125999

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Diffuse infiltration by a primary or metastatic malignancy into the submucosa and muscularis of the stomach (linitis plastica [LP]) has been described in literature. The authors present a case of LP caused by primary adenocarcinoma of the stomach, showing diffuse Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the thickened wall of the stomach.


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