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Linitus plastica

G M Malik, M Mubarik, S A Kadla, H A Durrani
The present study is a comprehensive retrospective analysis of 1341 gastric neoplasms out of 10 733 individuals subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the main teaching cum referral hospital in the Kashmir Valley. Of these 78% were males and 22% females, majority being in the age group of 41-60 years with 60% of the patients being smokers. On endoscopy, the commonest site of cancer was the body of stomach 40.7%, followed by the antrum 35.5% and the cardiac region 23.8%. Endoscopic features revealed nodular masses 39%, polypoid masses 21%, malignant ulcers 11%, infiltrative masses 12%, rounded tumor masses 9%, linitus plastica 5% and early gastric carcinoma 3%...
2000: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
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December 1954: A.M.A. Archives of Surgery
C T Wai, K Y Ho, K G Yeoh, S G Lim
Gastric carcinoma is among the most common cancers worldwide. Surgery remains the mainstay of potentially curative treatments. Unfortunately, most patients have an advanced form of the disease. We evaluated our experience in palliating malignant gastric outlet obstruction caused by gastric cancer with expandable metal stents (Wallstent Enteral; Boston Scientific, Singapore). Six patients with a median age of 68 years (range, 45-88) underwent the procedure. Three had metastatic gastric cancer; two recurrent gastric cancer; and one locally advanced gastric cancer with poor comorbid status...
June 2001: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
J B Koea, M S Karpeh, M F Brennan
BACKGROUND: This investigation was undertaken to define the demographic, clinicopathological, and prognostic factors relevant to young patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODS: A prospective database of all patients with gastric cancer who presented to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was started in 1985. Clinical, pathological, and operative records and follow-up data on 92 patients, 40 years of age or younger, with a primary diagnosis of gastric cancer were reviewed...
June 2000: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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