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Chest. 1999 Feb;115(2):595-8.

Spontaneous partial expectoration of an endobronchial carcinoid.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
10027470
DOI:
10.1378/chest.115.2.595
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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