We report on three cases with a cytogenetically identical ring chromosome containing euchromatin from the long arm of chromosome 1 (r[::p11.1-->q21.1::]). Two cases were newborn males (Cases 1 and 2) and the third one was prenatally identified as female (Case 3). Mosaicism was present in all three cases in different degrees, i.e. 48%, 25% and 14% of the cells, respectively. Clinical signs and symptoms vary between the three cases. The results of our three cases are compared with those from the literature.