A submicroscopic deletion of chromosome 22q11 was demonstrated in three triplets and in their father. Two children had the typical DiGeorge sequence with at least three of the four cardinal features: conotruncal heart disease, hypoplastic thymus and typical facial features. Hypoparathyroidism was present in one of them. The third child had features of both DiGeorge and velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). The father presented with features compatible with VCFS. This observation further illustrates the wide variability in expression of a submicroscopic deletion of 22q11, even within one family.