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A case of partial trisomy 15
  1. E. Janet Watson1,
  2. R. R. Gordon2
  1. 1The Centre for Human Genetics, `Langhill', 117 Manchester Road, Sheffield S10 5DN
  2. 2The Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2PH


    A girl with mental retardation but few distinctive physical abnormalities is described. Chromosome analysis revealed an extra small acrocentric chromosome with both long and short arms satellited which was identified as a deleted chromosome No. 15. The origin of this chromosome is discussed and the clinical findings compared with those of previously reported cases of partial trisomy 15.

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