Metastatic breast cancer presenting as linitis plastica of the stomach

Lisa A. Whitty, David L. Crawford, Jay H. Woodland, Jitendra C. Patel, Bryce Nattier, Charles R. Thomas

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Abstract

Early detection and treatment of breast cancer, leading to longer survival, has revealed the natural history of this disease process. Linitis plastica of the stomach is a potential long-term sequela of metastatic breast cancer. Here we present a case of metastatic breast cancer presenting as linitis plastica, as well as the treatment algorithm for this rare clinical entity. The world literature describes a clear pattern of linitis plastica for metastatic infiltrating lobular breast cancer and a discrete nodular pattern for infiltrating ductal cancer, in regard to metastasis to the stomach. To our knowledge, this is the first case of infiltrating ductal cancer presenting as linitis plastica of the stomach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalGastric Cancer
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Linitis plastica
  • Metastatic breast neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Research

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    Whitty, L. A., Crawford, D. L., Woodland, J. H., Patel, J. C., Nattier, B., & Thomas, C. R. (2005). Metastatic breast cancer presenting as linitis plastica of the stomach. Gastric Cancer, 8(3), 193-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10120-005-0334-7