What are the cytogenetic types of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Answer

Cytogenetically, patients with MDS or AML fall into three groups:

  • Normal karyotype
  • Balanced chromosomal abnormality causing the generation of fusion oncogenes
  • Complex karyotypes (usually >3 abnormalities)

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