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