Maternal and paternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 13 have been associated with normal phenotypes. We report on a new case of paternal isodisomy 13 in a phenotypically normal girl. Prenatal diagnosis had shown a 46,XX,-13,der(13;13) karyotype in chorionic villi and a 45,XX,der(13;13) karyotype in amniocytes and fetal blood. Molecular studies demonstrated that the de novo der(13;13) was an isochromosome 13 of paternal origin. This observation supports the lack of imprinting effects on chromosome 13 and trisomy rescue as a mechanism leading to uniparental disomy in cases involving isochromosomes.