Collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney

Histopathology. 1986 Nov;10(11):1131-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2559.1986.tb02553.x.


Six cases of renal epithelial neoplasms, which show atypical histological features previously described in cases of collecting duct carcinomas, are presented. The tumours were of a tubulo-papillary architecture, arose in the renal medulla and showed prominent infiltrating tubules with an associated desmoplastic reaction. Atypical hyperplastic changes were present in the medullary collecting ducts in five cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / pathology
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cell Nucleus / pathology
  • Cytoplasm / pathology
  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Kidney Tubules / pathology*
  • Kidney Tubules, Collecting / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged