We report four cases of hepatoblastoma with a derivative chromosome 4 from an unbalanced translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 1 and 4, an aberration reported only rarely in isolated cases of other types of neoplasms. The abnormality in three hepatoblastomas was der(4)t(1;4)(q 12;q34), whereas the fourth case appeared to have a der(4)t (q25;q32). All had hyperdiploid tumor karyotypes; however, in the case with t(q25;q32), the der(4) was the only abnormality in the stemline. We speculate that the oncogenetic event in our cases may be the loss of a gene or genes on distal 4q or their alteration by juxtaposition to 1q12 heterochromatin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Genes Chromosomes and Cancer|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research