This report describes a bronchial artery originating from the left gastric artery in a patient with recurrent massive haemoptysis caused by chronic pulmonary tuberculosis. The artery was not evident on the initial angiographic work-up including thoracic aortography, but it was evident in the selective angiography upon follow-up study. Haemoptysis was successfully controlled with transarterial embolisation. The left gastric artery should be included as a location for the possible origin of the bronchial artery.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging