Tuesday 1 April 2008
Trisomy 19 (+19) as a sole karyotypic aberration is strongly associated with myeloid disorder.
In a previously published literature review, among 31 patients with isolated +19, 25 were diagnosed with myeloid malignancy, including acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 14 cases and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 11 cases.
Four out of the 14 AML patients had a preceding MDS phase, with +19 appearing at the time of leukaemic transformation. None of the MDS or AML cases, however, had a history of exposure to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Hence isolated +19 is associated with a subgroup of de novo myeloid disorder, in which the clinical characteristics and prognostic impact require further delineation.
As a secondary or additional abnormality, +19 is frequently encountered in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Though not as common as trisomy 8, i(17q) and extra Ph chromosome, +19 is nevertheless seen in up to 15% of CML patients with additional abnormalities.
Frequent gain of chromosome 19 or 19q was recently detected by comparative genomic hybridization in 4 out of 12 (33.3%) patients samples of acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia (AML-M7) and 9 out of 11 (81.8%) megakaryoblastic cell lines.
In none of the primary patient samples was the abnormality detected by G-banding analysis.
In another study on childhood and adult AML-M7, +19 was detected in 7 out of 53 patients, although as an additional abnormality in all cases.
It appears +19 may play a role in the pathogenesis of megakaryoblastic leukaemia.
Sole chromosomal abnormality in tumors
myeloid proliferations (18594167)
- chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
- As a secondary or additional abnormality, +19 is frequently encountered in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).
- Though not as common as trisomy 8, i(17q) and extra Ph chromosome, +19 is nevertheless seen in up to 15% of CML patients with additional abnormalities.
- proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (16464494)
- acute myeloid leukemia minimally differentiated (18594167)
- refractory anemia with excess blasts (18594167)
chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
Isolated +19 is probably associated with de novo myeloid disorders, as none of the AML and MDS cases with this abnormality reported had a history of prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy exposure.
Although isolated +19 is strongly associated with myeloid disorders, most probably de novo disease, its prognostic significance requires further elucidation.
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Trisomy 19 as the sole chromosomal anomaly in hematologic neoplasms.
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