Background: Balanced complex chromosome rearrangement (CCR) carriers are phenotypically normal but at high risk of reproductive failure, recurrent miscarriages, and affected offspring, so that cytogenetic characterizations of CCR carriers are crucial.
Methods: We report a case of CCR: 46,XX, t(6;15;10;9)(q13;q15;p11.2;q34.3) ins(9;8)(q22.33;q21.1q21.3). The peripheral blood was collected for karyotyping, single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) analysis, and whole genome mate-pair sequencing.
Results: The patient's karyotype is detected and identified as 46,XX, t(6;15;10;9)(q13;q15;p11.2;q34.3) ins(9;8) (q22.33;q21.1q21.3), with no significant duplication and deletion found by SNP-array analysis. There are 16 break-points among chromosomes 6, 8, 9, 10, and 15 identified by whole genome sequencing.
Conclusions: With a variety of detection techniques, we can deeply study the genetic characteristics of CCRs, thus providing a basis for genetic counseling and choice of fertility.