P J Stupca

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Rochester, MN, United States

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Publications (4)4.61 Total impact

  • C A Moertel, P J Stupca, G W Dewald
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    ABSTRACT: This study was designed to test the usefulness of the common definitions for maternal cell contamination, true mosaicism, and pseudomosaicism for amniotic fluid specimens processed by in situ culture and robotic harvesting. We prospectively studied 4309 consecutive amniotic fluid specimens processed with these methods and found that 0.84 per cent had maternal cell contamination, 0.28 per cent had true mosaicism, and 5.4 per cent had pseudomosaicism. Although the frequencies of maternal cell contamination and true mosaicism were comparable to those in similar published studies, the frequency of pseudomosaicism was more than twice as high as that in previous reports. This finding is most likely not due to the method, but rather to a more accurate estimate of the actual frequency of pseudomosaicism in amniotic fluid cultures than reported heretofore. Follow-up clinical information was available on 72 per cent of the cases. In three cases of true mosaicism involving structural anomalies, the results of cytogenetic follow-up studies on the neonates were normal. None of the pseudomosaic cases involving trisomy 8, 13, 18, or 21; triple X; or monosomy X were associated with newborns who had birth defects.
    Prenatal Diagnosis 09/1992; 12(8):671-83. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To study the role of trisomy 21 in hematologic malignancies, we investigated the hematologic disorders of 13 patients with acquired trisomy 21 and 13 individuals with Down syndrome (DS). The most common hematologic malignancy among the patients with acquired trisomy 21 involved both granulocytic and monocytic lineages. By comparison, the hematologic disorders among the DS patients were predominantly acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute megakaryocytic leukemia. Although our sample was small, our results suggest that most patients with acquired trisomy 21 have different hematologic disorders than individuals with DS. Perhaps the role of trisomy 21 in the development of hematologic malignancy is different in constitutional trisomy 21 than it is in acquired trisomy 21.
    American journal of medical genetics. Supplement 02/1990; 7:247-50.
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    ABSTRACT: In our experience, acquired structurally abnormal X chromosomes are found in about 1% of patients with hematologic disorders who have a chromosomally abnormal clone. Over a 10-year period, we identified 26 patients with hematologic disorders who had an acquired X chromosome abnormality. In 13 of these patients, the breakpoints were at Xq13, and in 13 the had idic(X)(q13) chromosomes. The 13 patients with Xq13 breakpoints were all older females, and 12 had pathologic ringed sideroblasts with dysmyelopoietic syndromes or a history of these syndromes. Among the 13 patients with breakpoints other than Xq13, seven were male and six were female; only one of these patients had pathologic ringed sideroblasts, and all of these patients had a variety of hematologic disorders. Xq13 may contain genes that, when altered by the formation of chromosome abnormalities, may be associated with neoplastic disorders involving pathologic ringed sideroblasts.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 11/1989; 42(2):173-85. · 1.93 Impact Factor
  • Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - CANCER GENET CYTOGENET. 01/1989; 42(2):173-185.