Carney syndrome

Definition / meaning of Carney syndrome

A rare, inherited disorder marked by dark spots on the skin and tumors in the heart, endocrine glands, skin, and nerves. There are two types of Carney syndrome, which are caused by mutations (changes) in different genes. Also called Carney complex.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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