Bellini duct carcinoma


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Bellini duct carcinoma (Wikipedia)
Collecting duct carcinoma
Other namesBellini duct carcinoma
Collecting duct carcinoma - 2 WBAL.tif
Collecting duct carcinoma. H&E stain.
SpecialtyOncology/nephrology
Collecting duct carcinoma in computed tomography

Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is a type of kidney cancer that originates in the papillary duct of the kidney. It is rare, accounting for 1-3% of all kidney cancers. It is also recently described; a 2002 review found just 40 case reports worldwide. Previously, due to its location, CDC was commonly diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma or a subtype of renal cell carcinoma. However, CDC does not respond well to chemotherapy drugs used for renal cell carcinoma, and progresses and spreads more quickly.

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