Cytogenetic study of malignant triton tumor: A case report

Mary H. Haddadin, Anita L. Hawkins, Patricia Long, Laura A. Morsberger, Dawn Depew, Jonathan I. Epstein, Constance A. Griffin

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Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is a highly malignant neoplasm, classified as a variant of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. Few cytogenetic studies of MTT have been reported using conventional cytogenetic analysis. Here, we report a comprehensive cytogenetic study of a case of MTT using G-banding, Spectral Karyotyping™, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for specific regions. A complex hyperdiploid karyotype with multiple unbalanced translocations was observed: 48∼55,XY,der(7)add(7)(p?)dup(7)[2],der(7) t(7;20)(p22;?)ins(20;19)[5],der(7)ins(8;7)(?;p22q36)t(3;8)t(8;20) [15],-8[5],-8[19],r(8)dup(8), +der(8)r(8;22)[4],-9[9],der(11)t(11;20)(p15;?)ins(20;19)[22],der(12)t(8;12) (q21;p13)[21],der(13) t(3;13)(q25;p11),-17,-19,der(19)t(17;19)(q11.2;q13.1),-20,-22,+4∼7r [cp24]/46,XY[13]. The 1995 International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature was followed where possible. Note that breakpoints were frequently omitted where only SKY information was known for a small part of an involved chromosome. Our analysis revealed some breakpoints in common with those previously reported in MTT, MPNST, and rhabdomyosarcoma, namely 7p22, 7q36, 11p15, 12p13, 13p11.2, 17q11.2, and 19q13.1. FISH showed high increase of copy number for MYC and loss of a single copy for TP53.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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