An accessory marker derived from chromosome 20 and its co-existence with a mosaic trisomy 20 cell line

Prenat Diagn. 1995 Feb;15(2):123-7. doi: 10.1002/pd.1970150203.


We report a 16-month-old boy with delayed psychomotor development, dysmorphic features, and failure to thrive. He had a mosaic karyotype detected prenatally: mos 46,XY/47,XY, +r(20)/47,XY, +20. After birth, the abnormal cell lines were confirmed in a number of tissues. The small ring chromosome was identified using fluorescence in situ hybridization as derived from chromosome 20. We compared our patient with previously reported cases of mosaic trisomy 20 detected prenatally and associated with an abnormal phenotype. In an attempt to characterize an r(20) syndrome, we also compared our case with two similar reports in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 20*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Mosaicism*
  • Phenotype
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Ring Chromosomes*
  • Trisomy*


  • Genetic Markers