Background: Collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney is a rare tumour with distinctive clinical and histopathological features. Management of this malignancy remains a challenge because of advanced stage at presentation and aggressive clinical course. Aims: We describe a case of Collecting Duct Carcinoma with variable immunohistochemistry and review the pathology and management. Results: Our patient died shortly after commencing systemic chemotherapy. Conclusion: Advances in immunohistochemistry have aided in diagnosis of this tumour. Early detection and nephrectomy offer the best chance of cure. Newer chemotherapeutic regimens may improve survival in more advanced disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Irish Journal of Medical Science|
|State||Published - Jul 2006|
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