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.