Diffuse Gastric Cancer - Endoscopy

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Title: Diffuse Gastric Cancer - Endoscopy
Description: Endoscopic image of the inside of the stomach showing diffuse gastric cancer with linitis plastica involvement.

En la fotografía endoscópica del interior del estómago se observa un cáncer gástrico difuso con compromiso de linitis plástica.

Endoscopic image of diffuse gastric cancer with typical linitis plastica involvement. This occurs at an advanced stage. The gastric mucosa and submucosa are diffusely infiltrated such that the entire stomach becomes stiff, losing contractility and ability to digest food. This leads to the typical symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Biopsy is generally informative, but a very superficial biopsy may be negative. Hence, it is imperative for pathologists to carefully search biopsy specimens for isolated signet ring cells.

Fotografía endoscópica de un cáncer gástrico difuso con compromiso típico de linitis plástica, que se produce en un estadio avanzado. Se observa una infiltración difusa en la mucosa y la submucosa gástricas de manera que todo el estómago se vuelve rígido, perdiendo contractibilidad y capacidad para digerir los alimentos, lo que a su vez produce los síntomas típicos de náuseas y vómitos.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Stomach Cancer
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Patrick Lynch, MD, JD, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Photographer)
AV Number: CDR812732
Date Created: June 13, 2023
Date Added: August 3, 2023
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.