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Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2002 Mar;133(2):124-8.

Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of soft parts. Cytogenetic findings.

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Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Japan.


Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) of soft parts is a recently described, rare but morphologically distinctive soft tissue tumor. The histogenesis of this lesion remains uncertain, although several immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features suggest that it is an unusual neural tumor, possibly of Schwann cell origin. We report here a case of a malignant variant of OFMT that occurred in the foot of a 52-year-old man. The karyotype of a pulmonary metastasis exhibited the following complex numeric and structural aberrations:72 approximately 74,XXY,-5,+6,+del(8)(p21),del(9)(p22),+10,der(11)t(3;11)(p21;p15),del(12) (q13),der(13)t(5;13)(q13;q34),+18,+19,+20,-22 [cp10]. A kidney metastasis exhibited the following karyotypic abnormalities: 46,XY,add(3)(p11),+der(3)t(3;?;11)(3qter-->3p11::?::11q13-->11qter), -5,del(8)(p21),add(9)(q22),del(9)(p22),der(11)t(3;11)(p21;p15),del(12)(q13),+der(13)t(5;13) (q13;q34),-22. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of OFMT in which clonal chromosomal aberrations have been shown.

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