Collecting duct carcinoma arising in a solitary kidney

Imaging findings
  • Perry J Pickhardt
    Address correspondence to: Perry J. Pickhardt, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S. Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO USA.
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      Collecting duct carcinoma is an aggressive malignancy derived from the renal medulla. Imaging features suggestive of this diagnosis include a medullary origin, hypovascularity, and an infiltrative growth pattern. A case of collecting duct carcinoma with unsuspected contralateral renal agenesis is presented.


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