Chromosome abnormalities in two benign adipose tumors

Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1986 May;22(1):55-61. doi: 10.1016/0165-4608(86)90137-8.


Two histologically benign adipose tumors were found to have clonal karyotypic changes. Del(4), del(6), and inv(13) were present in a fibrolipoma, and t(7;8) in a lipoblastoma. Additional studies are needed of the frequency and malignant potential of lipomas with cytogenetic abnormalities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Aberrations*
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Chromosome Inversion
  • Chromosomes, Human, 13-15
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Karyotyping
  • Lipoma / genetics*
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Translocation, Genetic


  • Genetic Markers