Bellini duct carcinoma: Review of diagnosis and management

Iqbal Singh, G. Nabi

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Aim: To review the world literature on the histogenesis, diagnosis and management of Bellini duct carcinoma and to suggest a possible clinical algorithm to assist in their identification and appropriate therapeutic strategies. Methods: A medline review of all reported cases of Bellini duct carcinoma was carried out from the Pulmed using the keywords collecting duct carcinoma, Bellini duct carcinoma, medullary renal carcinoma and renal cancers. Results: 40 worldwide reported cases of Bellini duct carcinoma were found. We analyzed their salient pathological, diagnostic and management strategies. A simplistic approach and a clinical algorithm has been suggested to enable their rapid identification, diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Bellini ducts
  • Collecting ducts
  • Medullary renal carcinoma
  • Renal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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