Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve (GAN) tumor of the rectum

D. Lev, Y. Kariv, G. Y. Messer, J. Isakov, M. Gutman*

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Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve (GAN) tumor is a relatively newly defined member of the gastrointestinal stromal tumor family, which is a rare group of mesenchymal neoplasms originating in the bowel wall throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract. A thorough search of the literature revealed only one brief mention of this tumor arising in the rectum. We present a full description of such a tumor and summarize the clinical characteristics, therapeutic measures used, biological behavior, and outcome of this unique case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-440
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2000


  • Biological behavior
  • Diagnosis
  • GAN tumor
  • Gastrointestinal stromal sarcoma
  • Prognosis
  • Rectum


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