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Familial translocation t(9;16).
  1. C Dowman,
  2. D Lockwood,
  3. J Allanson
  1. Southwest Biomedical Research Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251.


    We report a female with a deletion of 9p and concomitant duplication of 16q [46,XX,-9,+der(9),t(9;16)(p24;q13)]. Parental chromosome analysis showed a balanced maternal translocation [46,XX,t(9;16)(p24;q13)]. Three other cases of translocations involving chromosomes 9 and 16 have been reported, one of them with identical breakpoints. A review of published reports of deletion 9p and duplication 16q is presented, and a comparison is made with previously described cases.

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