Double fluorescence in situ hybridization with DNA probes specific for the (peri)centromeric regions of chromosomes 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 18, and X was performed on fresh isolated nuclei and frozen tissue sections prepared from 2 nodular hyperplasias, 2 adenomas, and 7 papillary carcinomas of the thyroid in order to detect numerical chromosomal changes. Numerical chromosomal aberrations were found in all malignant specimens examined. A consistent presence of at least two trisomies was detected in most cases, especially in the follicular variant specimens; the highest degree of trisomy was observed for chromosome 12. Isolated monosomies of moderate degree for different chromosomes were found in 1 adenoma and 2 papillary carcinomas. Severe monosomy of chromosome 9 was the only significant feature observed in the single metastatic papillary carcinoma.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Genes Chromosomes and Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research