Sudden death in a patient with Carney's complex

James Adam Rothschild, Melissa Kreso, Martin Slodzinski

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Carney's complex is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome that involves spotty skin pigmentations, recurrent cardiac myxomas, endocrine hyperactivity, pituitary adenomas, peripheral nerve tumors, testicular tumors, and ovarian lesions. We present a case of sudden cardiac death in a 40 year old female with a history of Carney's complex with recurrent cardiac myxomas presenting for exploratory laparotomy and enblock adnexal resection of a slowly enlarging right sided ovarian mass. This case highlights the risk for sudden death in these patients as well as the preoperative assessment that should be undertaken by the anesthesiologist as it relates to Carney's complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Carney complex
  • Death
  • Human
  • Myxoma
  • PRKAR1A Protein
  • Sudden

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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