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J Radiol. 1987 Apr;68(4):269-74.

[Pseudolinitis plastica of breast origin].

[Article in French]


The most common type of gastric metastases secondary to carcinoma of the breast is the one showing a linitis plastica appearance. The roentgenologic aspect when performing an upper gastrointestinal examination with barium contrast is typical and allows the differential diagnosis with the primitive linitis. The linitis plastica type of metastatic breast carcinoma results from transmural infiltration of the stomach wall with initial deposit of tumor cells in the submucosal or subserosal regions. CT provide valuable information concerning the metastatic spread.

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