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Definition / general
- Isochromosome 12p or extra 12p seen in almost all germ cell tumors
- Highly specific for germ cell tumors but also seen in ovarian germ cell neoplasms; occasionally in acute leukemia, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroepithelioma
- Chromosome has identical arms, probably from misdivision of centromere
- Extra copies of 12p associated with tumor progression and treatment failure, particularly in nonseminomatous germ cell tumors
- Associated with increased levels of PTH related peptide