Collecting duct carcinoma


  • A highly aggressive type of renal carcinoma originating from collecting duct epithelium; also known as carcinoma of the collecting ducts of Bellini

Clinical features


  • Less than 1% of renal cancers

  • Occurs mostly in adults; rare cases reported in children

  • Age range, 13–83 years (mean, 55 years)

  • Males more commonly affected

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