Bellini duct carcinoma of the kidney

Urol Int. 1992;48(4):460-2. doi: 10.1159/000282379.


We report a very rare case of Bellini duct carcinoma originating from the collecting tubules of the kidney. A left renal tumor was detected during a health examination and radical nephrectomy was performed. Histological examination showed papillary adenocarcinoma. By means of immunohistochemical methods, we felt that the tumor was a renal carcinoma of Bellini duct origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis*
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Tubules, Collecting*
  • Male