gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Pronunciation: (GAS-troh-in-TES-tih-nul STROH-mul TOO-mer)

A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Also called GIST.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) may be found anywhere in or near the gastrointestinal tract.

Date last modified: 2012-09-05