Translocation (3;3)(p14;q29) as the primary chromosome abnormality in a peritoneal mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm arising from the serosal lining of the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. Mesotheliomas are known to be associated with asbestos exposure. The karyotypes of these tumors have mostly been so complex as to preclude the identification of primary chromosome abnormalities. We present the… (More)