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Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumour — report of a case of GANT that developed as a secondary cancer in a neuroblastoma survivor

Ewelina Gowin, Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna, Jerzy Harasymczuk, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska
DOI: 10.5603/PMPI.2019.0026
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Palliat Med Pract 2019;13(4):255-258.

open access

Vol 13, No 4 (2019)
Case report
Published online: 2020-01-03

Abstract

Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumours (GANT) are rare stromal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
and retroperitoneum in adults; they are very uncommon among children. In the literature there are no
data about the occurrence of GANTs after neuroblastoma. The authors report a case of 12-year-old girl,
previously treated for neuroblastoma, who presented to the emergency room with symptoms of acute
abdomen. She developed intussusception caused by a tumour, which was subsequently diagnosed as
a GANT of the colon. No metastatic lesions were found. Surgery and subtotal resection of the colon were
performed. During 30 months of follow-up she had no signs of recurrence. To conclude, in cancer survivors
presenting to the emergency room with acute symptoms, recurrent or new cancer should always be
considered in the differential diagnosis.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumours (GANT) are rare stromal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
and retroperitoneum in adults; they are very uncommon among children. In the literature there are no
data about the occurrence of GANTs after neuroblastoma. The authors report a case of 12-year-old girl,
previously treated for neuroblastoma, who presented to the emergency room with symptoms of acute
abdomen. She developed intussusception caused by a tumour, which was subsequently diagnosed as
a GANT of the colon. No metastatic lesions were found. Surgery and subtotal resection of the colon were
performed. During 30 months of follow-up she had no signs of recurrence. To conclude, in cancer survivors
presenting to the emergency room with acute symptoms, recurrent or new cancer should always be
considered in the differential diagnosis.

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Keywords

gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumour (GANT), gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST), intussusception, c-kit, neuroblastoma

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Title

Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumour — report of a case of GANT that developed as a secondary cancer in a neuroblastoma survivor

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 13, No 4 (2019)

Article type

Case report

Pages

255-258

Published online

2020-01-03

DOI

10.5603/PMPI.2019.0026

Bibliographic record

Palliat Med Pract 2019;13(4):255-258.

Keywords

gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumour (GANT)
gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)
intussusception
c-kit
neuroblastoma

Authors

Ewelina Gowin
Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna
Jerzy Harasymczuk
Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska

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