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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2017, Article ID 4527104, 6 pages
Case Report

Collecting Duct Carcinoma of the Native Kidney in a Renal Transplant Recipient

1Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Miami Transplant Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Department of Pathology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
3Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
4Department of Surgery, Zagazig University School of Medicine, Zagazig, Egypt

Correspondence should be addressed to Mahmoud Alameddine; moc.liamtoh@eniddemalard

Received 18 February 2017; Revised 2 August 2017; Accepted 7 August 2017; Published 14 September 2017

Academic Editor: Mahmoud Sadeghi

Copyright © 2017 Ian Zheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is a rare and aggressive form of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) arising from the epithelium of Bellini’s duct. It presents earlier in life and has a poorer prognosis than the clear-cell type. Historically, immunosuppressed renal transplant patients are more likely to develop malignancies than the general population. We report a case of CDC of the native kidney in a 59-year-old man who initially underwent kidney transplantation five years before the time of presentation. To our knowledge, CDC in the setting of renal transplant and long-term immunosuppression has not been previously described.