Cytogenetics of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. I. Two different, unique clonal chromosome changes in a medullary thyroid carcinoma and in a C-cell thyroid hyperplasia

Susi Scappaticci, Gianluigi Arrigoni, Elena Capra, Paola Maraschio, Marco Fraccaro

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Abstract

In short-term cultures of tumor tissue from a medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), we found a large clone of cells with a balanced translocation t(9;12)(p24;q22). A large clone with a balanced translocation t(10;16)(p11;q24) was also found in cultures from a C-cell thyroid hyperplasia. No clearcut evidence for chromosome instability was observed in the lymphocytes of the two patients. The mother of the first patient died of MTC; two relatives of the second patient had MTC and one of them had pheochromocytoma. These findings classify the two subjects as MEN 2A patients with different phenotypic expression but with the same type of chromosomal abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology

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