t(12;22)(q13;q13) and trisomy 8 are nonrandom aberrations in clear-cell sarcoma
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
We report a case of clear-cell sarcoma with a t(12;22)(q13;q13) and multiple copies of chromosome 8 in addition to other abnormalities. An identical or similar translocation has previously been reported in this type of tumor, suggesting that the t(12;22) is a primary cytogenetic change in the pathogenesis of a subset of clear-cell sarcomas. In addition, the presence of extra copies of chromosome 8, commonly noted in our case and others, suggests that it represents a nonrandom secondary change in these tumors.