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Carney triad

Carney triad is a rare non-hereditary syndrome characterized by the association of three tumors: gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), pulmonary chondroma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma.

The condition shows female predominance. It typically manifests at a young age with one of the three tumors. It is therefore important to investigate all patients under 35 years of age presenting with one of the tumors for other manifestations of the triad.

See also: Carney complex

Last updated: May 3, 2012, 11:12 am EST

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