Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) start in special cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, also known as the digestive tract. These tumors start in very early forms of special cells in the wall of the GI tract called the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). ICCs are cells of the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that regulates body processes such as digesting food. ICCs are sometimes called the “pacemakers” of the GI tract because they signal the muscles in the GI tract to contract to move food and liquid along. More than Half of GISTs starts in the stomach. Some start from small intestine and can start anywhere along the GI tract.

 

  • gastrointestinal tract
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Pathophysiology
  • Histopathologists

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