Renal oncocytomas reveal a considerable (cyto)genetic heterogeneity. At least 2 genetic subsets are currently recognized, characterized by (1) translocations involving breakpoint 11q13 and (2) the combined loss of chromosomes i and X/Y. We present a case of oncocytoma revealing a 3-way translocation involving breakpoint 11q13, a der(1)t(1;8) and an add(19). The der(1) resulted in loss of chromosome I sequences. Using fluorescence in situ hybridization, the 11q13 breakpoint of the present case proved to be slightly different from the one observed previously in 3 cases of renal oncocytoma. Whether the 11q13 breakpoint observed in our case resides in or near another gene remains to be elucidated. (C) 1997 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 14-Nov-1997|
- LOW CHROMOSOME-NUMBER
- CELL CARCINOMA
- INTERCALATED CELLS