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5 Facts you should know about

Carney triad

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Consists of 3 tumor types: gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor, pulmonary chondroma, and extra-adrenal paraganglioma

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Most patients initially present with 2 of the 3 tumors

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The main symptoms at presentation are gastrointestinal bleeding, epigastric pain, anemia, and palpable abdominal mass

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GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) occurs in 99% of cases

5

GIST associated with Carney triad are mostly indolent

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