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Linitis plastica, also known as Brinton's disease, is seen in diffuse stomach cancer.
Additional recommended knowledge
The other causes of linitis plastica could be lye ingestion or metastatic infiltration of the stomach.
This cancer is more common in Asian countries, particularly Japan.
Diffuse Stomach Cancer is characterized by the presence of poorly differentiated tumor cells. The appearance of the stomach is like a leather bottle in the case of Linitis Plastica.
Napoleon Bonaparte and many members of his family died from this type of cancer. 
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