2008-01-01   Marta Susana Gallego 

1.Laboratorio de Citogenetica - Servicio de Genetica - Hospital de Pediatria Prof Dr JPGarrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Clinics and Pathology

Phenotype stem cell origin

Refractory anemia (RA), refractory anemia with an excess of blasts (RAEB) and AML, FAB subtype M2. A primitive myeloid progenitor is likely to be involved.


Only three cases reported to date: one case with RA, one with RAEB and the other with AML M2. All the patients were adults (more than 65-year old); sex ratio: 2M/1F.


Splenomegaly, anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia.


Positive for CD34, CD33, CD13, CD15, HLA-DR.


The three patients died. The survival in AML was 4 weeks, in RA 16 months and in RAEB 5 years.


Deletion of ETV6 and CDKN1B sequences were observed in the case of RA.


Cytogenetics molecular

Metaphase FISH analysis performed on the RA patient, using specific probes (cosmid and YACs) for the 12p region, revealed hemizygous loss of the ETV6 and CDKN1B regions. On the other hand, FISH studies on the RAEB patient showed that the breakpoints in 12p13 mapped inmediately distal to the breakpoint cluster region frequently involved in hematological neoplasms

Additional anomalies

The t(8;12)(q12;p13) was observed as a sole anomaly in the RAEB case, and accompanied by an extra der(8) and del(5)(q13q31) in the AML and RA cases respectively.




Pubmed IDLast YearTitleAuthors
116727782001FISH characterization of t(8;12)(q12;p13) observed as the sole karyotypic anomaly in a myelodysplastic syndrome patient.Finelli P et al
106295882000Two cases of myeloid disorders and a t(8;12) (q12;p13).Hernández JM et al


Marta Susana Gallego


Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2008-01-01

Online version: http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/haematological/1218/t(8;12)(q12;p13)