Persistent Hiccups Following Stapedectomy
I, Aidonis; A, Skalimis and E, Kyrodimos (2010) Persistent Hiccups Following Stapedectomy. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 9 (3). ISSN 0972-5997
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Objective: We report a case of a 37 year-old man who developed persistent hiccups after elective stapedectomy. Method and Results: The diagnostic approach is discussed as well as the non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments and overall management. The aim is to stress that there is a variety of potential factors that can induce hiccups perioperatively and in cases like this a step by step approach must be taken. Conclusion: Persistent hiccups are very rare following stapedectomy, control of them is crucial for the successful outcome. The trigger may be more than one factors and the good response to treatment may be due to dealing successfully with more than one thing.
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