Histoptysis or oncoptysis: suggested terms for tissue expectorationBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5239 (Published 25 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:b5239
- Anthony Papagiannis, respiratory physician, St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece ,
- Fergus Macbeth, director, Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London
Expectoration of abnormal tissue leading to pulmonary diagnosis is a rarely reported event.1 2 3 4 5 Spurred by personal experience of one such episode, we would like to propose a name for this strange clinical manifestation.
A 65 year old man underwent heart surgery in 2002. In the course of the procedure an incidentally …