Carney triad

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The Carney triad is the occurrence of three tumours in the same patient.

It should not be confused with the Carney complex.

The triad

It is composed of:[1]


The triad predated the GIST and was initially described as be composed of a (gastric) leiomyoma, paraganglioma and (pulmonary) chondroma.[2]

See also


  1. Agaimy A, Hartmann A (October 2010). "[Hereditary and non-hereditary syndromic gastointestinal stromal tumours]" (in German). Pathologe 31 (6): 430–7. doi:10.1007/s00292-010-1354-6. PMID 20848108.
  2. Carney JA (May 1983). "The triad of gastric epithelioid leiomyosarcoma, pulmonary chondroma, and functioning extra-adrenal paraganglioma: a five-year review". Medicine (Baltimore) 62 (3): 159–69. PMID 6843355.