Recurrent anaplastic ependymoma with an abnormal karyotype and c-myc proto-oncogene overexpression


Cytogenetic analysis on a supratentorial, recurrent, anaplastic ependymoma from a 29-year-old female disclosed the presence of an abnormal clone with the karyotype 46,XX,der(8)t(8;11)(q24;p11),−11,add(?)t(?;11) (?;q13). By the Northern hybridization assay and immunohistochemical staining, tumor cells revealed overexpression of c-myc proto-oncogene, although no evidence of amplification or structural rearrangement of this gene was found.


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