Carney triad

The Carney triad is a rare syndrome defined by the coexistence of three tumours:

In most cases, only 2 of the 3 tumours are present at the time of diagnosis. It typically affects young people.


It is not to be confused with the related Carney-Stratakis syndrome, or the unrelated Carney complex

History and etymology

First described by J Aidan Carney, an American professor of pathology, and colleagues in 1977 5.

Share article

Article information

rID: 1055
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Figure 1: gastric GIST
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Pulmonary hamarto...
    Figure 2: pulmonary hamartoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Carotid body tumor
    Case 1: carotid body tumour
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.