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    ABSTRACT: A simplified technique for fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to investigate the prevalence of chromosomally abnormal clones in 13 cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Biotinylated centromeric probes for chromosomes 7, 8, 12 and X, as well as painting probes for chromosomes 7 and 11, were applied to air-dried bone marrow smears stored from 6 to 23 months. Nine of the cases had been previously karyotyped, and five of these demonstrated normal karyotypes which were confirmed by FISH. The remaining four cases showed different chromosome changes. One case of sideroblastic anemia with chronic lymphocytic leukemia showed minor clones with either monosomy 12 (12% of cells) or tetraploidy (15% of cells) by FISH, whereas metaphase cytogenetics had demonstrated trisomy 12 in 20% of cells, with no evidence of tetraploidy. Another case which had been previously karyotyped was found to have a t(7;11) in 90% of cells while only 10% of cells were shown by FISH to contain this translocation. Monosomy 7 was demonstrated by FISH in a case of refractory anemia (RA), while trisomy 8 was found in a case of RA with excess blasts in transformation (RAEB-T), and in both of these cases the aneuploid clone was present in eosinophils as well as in erythroid and granulocytic precursors but not in lymphocytes or histiocytes, thereby demonstrating the value of FISH for identifying the affected cell lineage.
    Leukemia 02/1994; 8(1):81-6. · 10.16 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Retrospective cytogenetic analysis was performed on paraffin-embedded cells from five cases of synovial sarcoma to evaluate the frequency of the X;18 translocation characteristic of this tumor. Fluorescent in situ hybridization with DNA probes for the centromeres of chromosomes X and 18 was used with whole chromosome painting probes for X and 18. Translocation was inferred when there were only two X and 18 centromere signals but three painting probe signals of unequal size. On this basis it was possible to identify the t(X;18) in three cases. The fourth case was found to have extra copies of chromosome 18 without translocation, while the fifth case, the only one with a questionable diagnosis, had a normal chromosome pattern with a minor clone showing a translocated 18 but a normal X. Thus this study demonstrates the feasibility and value of using fluorescent in situ hybridization to detect chromosome rearrangements in archival tumor specimens.
    American Journal Of Pathology 08/1993; 143(1):15-9. · 4.52 Impact Factor