Gastrointestinal stromal tumors gist are usually found on the stomach or small intestine but they can be found anywhere in or near the gi tract find out about risk factors symptoms tests to diagnose prognosis staging and treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor gist treatment depends on the extent of disease and may involve surgery and or tyrosine kinase inhibitors get detailed information about the diagnosis prognosis and treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent gist in this summary for clinicians. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors gists are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract gists arise in the smooth muscle pacemaker interstitial cell of cajal or similar cells they are defined as tumors whose behavior is driven by mutations in the kit gene 85 pdgfra gene 10 or braf kinase rare. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor gist is a type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract most commonly in the stomach or small intestine the tumors are thought to grow from specialized cells found in the gastrointestinal tract called interstitial cells of cajal iccs or precursors to these cells. If you have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or are close to someone who does knowing what to expect can help you cope here you can find out all about gastrointestinal stromal tumors including risk factors symptoms how they are found and how they are treated if you are facing gastrointestinal
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