We have established a separate listserv for these topics: to join link here. Pediatric GIST Summary and Publications. Information on GISTs occurring in children and young adults consists mainly of descriptive individual case reports (see the bibliography on Pediatric GIST on our GIST Bibliography page).
An inherited form of GIST. A small number of patients inherit the disease from one of their parents. While in other GISTs only some of the body’s cells are affected by the mutation, in familial GIST all of the cells are. The disease has a pediatric form as well. Read more. . . eGISTs. Rare GISTs in which the primary tumor occurs outside of the GI tract.
Familial GIST is a hereditary syndrome that increases a person’s risk of developing GIST. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that is found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, small intestine, colon, rectum, and lining of the gut.