Two Cases of Fibrocystic Breast Disease with Polysomy 18 as the Sole Clonal Cytogenetic Abnormality
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In the present study, we describe the occurrence of numerical alterations of chromosome 18 in two cases of benign fibrous/fibrocystic tumors of the breast, both of which were studied by conventional cytogenetic investigations and one of which was additionally tested by fluorescence in situ hybridization with the use of an alphoid centromeric probe specific for chromosome 18. Case 1 showed a tetrasomy 18 in 2 of 33 metaphases as the only clonal chromosomal aberration. Case 2 revealed both trisomy and tetrasomy 18 as clonal alterations in metaphases and interphase nuclei.
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