A reciprocal translocation (9;11) is often found in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), mostly of the M5a type. We report a case of a child with AML, in whom t(9;11) was observed at diagnosis as the sole structural abnormality, together with trisomies 19 and 21. The diagnosis was AML evolving from a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and the blast morphology was undifferentiated. Chemotherapy failed to induce morphological remission and the patient's condition soon worsened. A subclone appeared and expanded during the course of the disease, with an additional unbalanced translocation (1;17) leading to trisomy of the long arm of chromosome 17 (17q). The data available from the literature on acquired anomalies involving 17q and our observation led us to postulate a specific link between the gain of 17q and complete chemoresistance.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Titolo:||17Q21-QTER TRYSOMY IS AN INDICATOR OF POOR PROGNOSIS IN ACUTE MYELOGENOUS LEUKAEMIA|
|Rivista:||CANCER GENETICS AND CYTOGENETICS|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000166559100003|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0035139966|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|