Some desmoid tumors are characterized by trisomy 8.

Abstract

Ten desmoid tumors were examined by chromosome banding analysis and by in situ hybridization on short-term cultures and frozen sections. Trisomy 8 was detected in four out of ten tumors, of which only one had shown trisomy 8 by karyotype analysis. Since trisomy 8 has been reported in superficial fibromatoses, which are clinically distinct but histologically… (More)

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