Mariela C. Coccé

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Although rarely, switches between lymphoid and myeloid lineages may occur during treatment of acute leukemias (AL). Correct diagnosis relies upon confirmation by immunophenotyping of the lineage conversion and certification that the same cytogenetic/molecular alterations remain despite the phenotypic changes. From a total of 1,482 AL pediatric patients, we(More)
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a highly aggressive and uncommon neoplasm of the central nervous system that usually occurs in children less than 2 years of age. It is characterized by deletions and/or mutations of the INI1 tumor suppressor gene located in chromosome band 22q11.2. We performed cytogenetic and molecular studies of an AT/RT on a(More)
We report on a novel case of pure partial tandem duplication 1q42q43 confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). We compare the manifestations of our patient with similar cases previously reported. We conclude that the most common clinical manifestations of trisomy 1q42qter are prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, relative macrocephaly,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to report the chromosomal abnormalities findings in rare pediatric mixed glioneuronal tumor (GNT), which could not be classified according to the WHO classification. METHODS Cytogenetic studies were performed using G-banding and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques. RESULTS Cytogenetic analyses(More)
The association between mature-B phenotype and MLL abnormalities in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a very unusual finding; only 14 pediatric cases have been reported so far. We describe the clinical and biological characteristics and outcome of five pediatric cases of newly diagnosed B lineage ALL with MLL abnormalities and mature immunophenotype(More)
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the cytogenetic findings in 1,057 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) referred to the cytogenetics laboratory at the Hospital de Pediatría Dr. Juan P. Garrahan, between 1991 and 2014. Chromosomal abnormalities were evaluated by G-banding and FISH. Since December 2002, RT-PCR determinations were(More)
Childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieves event-free-survival (EFS) rates of ∼50%. Double induction phase has been introduced for improving these results. Four consecutive protocols for AML treatment were evaluated to assess the impact of the addition of a second induction course in our setting. From January 1990 to January 2014, 307 evaluable AML(More)
Letters to the Editor 55 a total leukocyte count (TLC) of 2.9×10 9 /L. On day 70, he completed his second phase of induction chemotherapy and was started on G-GSF therapy for severe neutropenia (TLC: 0.76×10 9 /L). On day 73, his peripheral blood smear showed marked leukopenia with a predominance of lym-phocytes and 2% blasts without any left shift or(More)
Congenital gliobastoma multiforme (GBM) is rare and little is known about the molecular defects underlying the initiation and progression of this tumor type. We present a case of congenital GBM analyzed by conventional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization, array comparative genomic hybridization and next generation sequencing. On cytogenetic(More)
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