Collecting Duct Carcinoma of Kidney in a Teenage Boy

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,1,24-25.
Published:January 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Zubair Syed, A. K. Chaturvedi, Sunaina, Wasif Bashir

Department of Radio Diagnosis, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi, India


Carcinoma of the collecting ducts of Bellini are rare aggressive neoplasms of distal nephron origin; it accounts for 2% of all renal cell carcinomas. Clinically, collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is characterized by an extremely aggressive phenotype, accompanying metastatic diseases at presentation in most reported cases. Most cases of CDC have been reported with median age above 50 years. To our knowledge, this is the only second case report of CDC in a young teenager patient below 19 years with metastasis to lungs and bones at presentation.