Spontaneous partial expectoration of an endobronchial carcinoid

William F. Kelly*, Eric A. Crawley, Dan J. Vick, Kenneth M. Hurwitz

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Typical pulmonary carcinoid tumors often present as proximal endobronchial masses discovered during the evaluation of cough and/or hemoptysis. We present a case of a carcinoid tumor that presented with spontaneous partial expectoration. A review of the literature revealed 16 cases of expectoration of fragments from various primary and metastatic tumors. Our case appears to be the first report of the expectoration of a carcinoid tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchial adenoma
  • Carcinoid
  • Expectoration
  • Pulmonary
  • Sputum


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