Translocation t(11;22) in esthesioneuroblastoma

Jacqueline Whang-Peng, Carl E. Freter, Turid Knutsen, J. J. Nanfro, Adi Gazdar

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Esthesioneuroblastoma is an exceedingly rare malignant neuroectodermal tumor of olfactory epithelium origin. We have performed cytogenetic studies on a tissue culture line established from a metastatic lesion in one such patient and observed that, among several chromosomal abnormalities, the cells contained a reciprocal translocation, t(11;22)(q24;q12), indistinguishable from the one that has been reported in Ewing's sarcoma, Askin's tumor, and peripheral neuroepithelioma. The uniqueness of this marker suggests that these tumors may be derived from the same type of stem cell, with varying histopathologic and clinical manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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