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Clin Genet. 1989 Jan;35(1):70-4.

A case of prenatal diagnosis of a familial satellited Yq chromosome.

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  • 1Department of Genetics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece.


A case of a fetus with a satellited Yq revealed during prenatal diagnosis because of advanced maternal age is presented. This case is the 18th reported in the literature. Cytogenetic studies in the father, uncle and grandfather of the fetus revealed that the Yqs was inherited and the possible mechanisms of origin are discussed.

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