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Rare disease
Gastric bronchitis: a rare cause of recurrent haemoptysis
  1. T G Ranganath1,
  2. Pratibha Sharma2,
  3. Harendra Yadav1,
  4. Rahul Srivastava3
  1. 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr TG Ranganath, ranganathtg{at}


An 8-year-old boy presented with recurrent chest pain and haemoptysis since 3 years of age. He had taken multiple courses of antitubercular treatment without any symptomatic relief. His chest x-ray showed opacity consistent with right sided lung collapse. Further detailed work-up including high-resolution CT scan of thorax, pulmonary angiogram and radionucleide study confirmed intrathoracic gastrogenic cyst. Complete control of symptoms was achieved with pantaprazole 40 mg once daily.

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