Cancer genetics and cytogenetics. vol:140 issue:1 pages:62-5
The cytogenetic analysis of a spindle-cell variant of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), presenting as a cheek mass in an 18-year-old girl, is reported. The tumor cells showed an abnormal karyotype 46,XX,der(2)t(2;7)(q36 approximately q37;q3?),del(14)(q24),der(16)t(1;16)(q21;q13), with a tetraploid range of chromosome number in a subpopulation of cells. By fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis, the tumor cells were negative for FKHR-disrupting translocations specific for alveolar type of RMS and for NMYC gene amplification.