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Cytogenetic abnormalities in serous papillary adenocarcinoma of the ovary
Purpose of investigation: Epithelial ovarian tumors are usually mucinous or serous type, affecting nearly I% of women during their lifetime. They may be regarded as benign, borderline or invasive according to pathological examination. Karyotypes of the tumor provide critical information about both the genetic predisposition and the stage of the tumor. We aimed to investigate the correlation between karyotype findings and the stage of the serous papillary tumors of the ovary. Methods: Tissue cultures were set up from 15 serous papillary adenocarcinoma samples of different stages and examined cytogenetically. Results: The most common chromosome abnormalities included both numerical and structural abnormalities of chromosomes 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 21, 22 and X. Conclusion: Karyotypes became more complex, as expected, with the later stages.