How prevalent are chromosomal abnormalities found in cytogenetic studies 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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Cytogenetic studies of the bone marrow cells indicate mutations into clonal cell lines, with abnormal chromosomes in 48-64% in different series. With higher-resolution techniques (eg, FISH), some practitioners claim a 79% rate of chromosomal abnormalities in patients with primary MDS.


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