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What does thickening of the wall of the stomach indicate? This showed up in CT scan.


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replied September 19th, 2009
Stomach Cancer Answer A7303
Thickening of the the stomach wall can be seen on CT scans when an otherwise normal stomach is empty/collapsed, when there is inflammation or ulceration of the stomach, or when there is a tumor or mass growing in the stomach. If the radiologist who reviewed your CT is concerned about the thickness of your stomach on a CT scan, then a referral to a GI doctor, for upper GI endoscopy, would be appropriate.

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