The phenotype in partial 13q trisomies, apropos of a familial (13;15)(q22;q26) translocation

Hum Genet. 1984;67(1):86-93. doi: 10.1007/BF00270563.


A 12 month-old male patient with a karyotype 46,XY,-15,+der(15),t(13;15)(q22;q26)pat is presented. His stillborn sib showed malformations compatible with the 13q deletion syndrome, probably due to a 46,XY,der(13) karyotype. Phenotypic analysis of 41 cases from the literature with partial distal 13q (D13q) trisomies indicate that the segment 13q22----qter in trisomy with or without another concomitant aneusomy is sufficient to produce the majority of the trisomy 13 syndrome features, some of which (cleft palate, increased HbF and projections in PMN) are present in different non-overlapping partial 13q trisomies. About 82% of the D13q trisomies are inherited, more frequently from the mother.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosomes, Human, 13-15*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Phenotype
  • Translocation, Genetic*
  • Trisomy*