Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve (GAN) tumor of the rectum.

  title={Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve (GAN) tumor of the rectum.},
  author={Dina Chelouche Lev and Yehuda Kariv and Gerald Messer and Judith Isakov and Matthew Gutman},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={30 4},
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… CONTINUE READING