Multicolor flourescence in situ hybridization studies in multiple myeloma and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

Norma C. Gutiérrez, Jordi Campus, Jesús M. Hernández, Juan L. García, Esther Prat, M. Belen González, Rosa Miró, Jesús F. San Miguel

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to test the multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization technique (M-FISH) in seven multiple myeloma (MM) and eight monoclonal gammopathy (MGUS) patients. None of the eight MGUS patients had chromosomal abnormalities by conventional cytogenetics. In two of these patients structural abnormalities of chromosomes 2, 11 and 19 were found by M-FISH. However, these findings were not confirmed by conventional in situ hybridization. M-FISH only showed numerical chromosomal abnormalities in one out of the three MM cases with a normal karyotype. In the two MM cases with complex karyotype, M-FISH demonstrated the origin of the marker chromosomes. M-FISH is a useful technique to identify the origin of the marker chromosomes in MM. In contrast, MM or MGUS patients with normal karyotypes by conventional cytogenetics did not show structural abnormalities by M-FISH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
JournalHematology Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • Cytogenetics
  • MGUS
  • Multicolor FISH
  • Myeloma

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