International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 91–95

Bellini duct carcinoma: Review of diagnosis and management


DOI: 10.1023/A:1021315130481

Cite this article as:
Singh, I. & Nabi, G. Int Urol Nephrol (2002) 34: 91. doi:10.1023/A:1021315130481


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 Pubmed 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.

Bellini ductsCollecting ductsMedullary renal carcinomaRenal cancer

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Senior Resident (M.Ch), UrologyNew DelhiIndia Phone