Intractable hiccups

Common Name(s)

Intractable hiccups, Chronic Hiccup

Chronic hiccups are hiccups that persist for a long period of time or recur frequently over an extended period of time.  A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by the rapid closure of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Hiccups that last for more than two days and less than a month are sometimes called persistent or protracted hiccups. On rare occasions, hiccups persist even longer than a month or recur frequently over an extended period of time, and are called intractable hiccups. Intractable hiccups are difficult to treat and often indicate the presence of another medical problem. The longest recorded episode of intractable hiccups lasted 60 years.
 

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The terms "Intractable hiccups" returned 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intractable hiccups: a rare presentation of phrenic nerve schwannoma.
 

Author(s): S M Gilani, R D Danforth

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2012 Dec;129(6):331-3.

 

Schwannoma rarely involves the phrenic nerve. We report a unique case of schwannoma as a cause of chronic hiccups due to the involvement of phrenic nerve.

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2012

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Vertebral artery dissection and intractable hiccups: an uncommon presentation.
 

Author(s): Sujit Meher, Pramod Churasia, Monica Tandon, Daljit Singh

Journal: Neurol India. ;60(1):108-9.

 

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2012

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Gabapentin for intractable hiccups in a patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis.
 

Author(s): Andrew M L Ong, Chieh Suai Tan, Marjorie W Y Foo, Terence Y S Kee

Journal: Perit Dial Int. ;28(6):667-8.

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2008

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