A 29-year-old man is presented who developed intractable hiccups following a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a posterior fossa dural arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The hiccups persisted even after various treatments had been attempted, and the AVM had been excised surgically. The hiccups stopped after a bilateral phrenic nerve section was performed. This report reviews the central causes and mechanisms of hiccups and emphasizes the importance of selective vertebral angiography in demonstrating posterior fossa AVM.
Laing, Timothy J.; Morariu, Mircea A.; Malik, Ghaus M.; and Patel, Suresh C.
"Intractable Hiccups and a Posterior Fossa Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Report,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 29
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