Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 69–71 | Cite as

Linitis plastica of the colon: Computed tomography findings

  • Eric J. Howell
  • Eduard E. de Lange
  • Henry F. FriersonJr.


Primary linitis plastica of the colon is a rare entity and its radiographic findings have been described previously in the literature. We present the computed tomography findings of this unusual lesion and briefly review its pathogenesis.

Key words

Colon cancer, computed tomography Colon, linitis plastica 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric J. Howell
    • 1
  • Eduard E. de Lange
    • 1
  • Henry F. FriersonJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA

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