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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2003 Sep;42(3):237-241. English. Case Report.
Park JY , Han DS , Lee HL , Kim JB , Sohn JH , Choi HS , Nam YS , Park YW , Hahm JS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hands@hanyang.ac.kr
Gangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of General Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Linitis plastica of the colon is an uncommon presentation of primary colorectal cancer. This entity of colorectal cancer is characterized by a diffuse infiltrating tumor with desmoplastic reaction and poor prognosis. Although widespread infiltration is the main feature of linitis plastica, the tumor extending to more than 2 segments of the colon is uncommon. We report a case of primary linitis plastica involving the entire colon, ileum and appendix. The clinical characteristics are discussed with a review of literatures.

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