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Carney triad is a rare syndrome defined by the coexistence of three tumors:
initially, only functioning extra-adrenal paragangliomas were included, but subsequent work includes non-functioning extra-adrenal paragangliomas 1
In most cases, only two of the three tumors are present at the time of diagnosis, with the most common combination being GIST and pulmonary chondromas. Although not considered part of the triad, there is an increased incidence of adrenocortical adenoma, pheochromocytoma, and esophageal leiomyoma 6. It typically affects young people, with a female predilection 6. No underlying genetic mutation has been identified 6.
memory tip: it may be helpful to associate "T" in GIST with Carney Triad; "X" in MyXoma can be associated with Carney compleX
History and etymology
First described by J Aidan Carney, an American professor of pathology, and colleagues in 1977 5.