Myelodysplastic syndrome with translocation (8; 21): a distinct myelodysplastic syndrome entity or M2-acute myeloid leukemia with extensive myeloid maturation?


 We report a case of refractory anemia with excess of blasts in transformation with the translocation (8; 21), which is frequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but not in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Bone marrow blasts were 1.6% and an extensive myeloid differentiation was noted. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis revealed the presence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002770050402


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