Primary linitis plastica of the colon and rectum: Report of two cases


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Abstract

Primary linitis plastica of the colon and rectum is an uncommon entity. Sixty-six cases have been reported in the English literature. Two new cases are reported, one of the transverse colon with widespread metastases and the other of the right colon extending from the appendix to the distal resection margin of the transverse colon. Some clinical and pathologic characteristics of the tumor are discussed, based on a review of the literature.

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