Carney triad

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

In most cases, only 2 of the 3 tumors 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.

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rID: 1055
Section: Syndromes
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Cases and figures

  • Carotid body tumor
    Case 1: carotid body tumor
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