Trisomy 13 in a 16-year-old boy

N. M. Lindor, P. S. Karnes, S. M. Jalal, G. W. Dewald, W. J. Shaughnessy, V. V. Michels

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The clinical phenotype associated with trisomy 13 has been recognized for over 30 years. The prognosis for long-term survival is poor due to associated malformations, with fewer than 20% of affected infants surviving beyond the first year of life. It is important in counseling the parents of an infant or fetus with trisomy 13 to be aware of the potential longevity and attainable functional capacity of these individuals. We report the clinical status of a 16-year-old boy with this syndrome and compare his clinical course with other reported long-term survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalDysmorphology and Clinical Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992


  • Mental retardation
  • Patau syndrome
  • Prolonged survival
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Trisomy 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Genetics(clinical)


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