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It’s Mnemonic Monday! NAME Syndrome

On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the cutaneous and systemic manifestations of NAME syndrome, a subtype of the Carney Complex, with the following mnemonic:

NAME syndrome

Atrial myxomas
Myxoid tumors

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Study More!

Need a refresher on the Carney complex? Check out the following pages of your 2020 Derm In-Review Study Guide:

Carney complex (NAME/LAMB syndromes), 223, 224

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Further Reading

Check out the following article published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD):

Multiples in Dermatology: Markers for Special Considerations in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis


Multiples of certain cutaneous lesions should alert the clinician to a wider differential diagnosis and possible systemic associations although the individual skin lesion is often benign in nature and banal in appearance.

This article focuses on such findings in selected multiple cutaneous lesions that may be classified according to the primary cutaneous feature as vascular, pigmentary, nevoid hamartomas, and tumors/neoplastic conditions. The clinical presentation of each entity and its significance, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic and prognostic considerations, and pertinent differential diagnoses will be reviewed. Read the full article here.

J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(7):812-817.

Test your knowledge!

Which of the following is NOT part of the Carney complex?

A: Peg or conical teeth

B: Cardiac, cutaneous or mammary myxomas

C: Pigmented skin lesions

D: Endocrine abnormalities

E: Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease

To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.

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