Recurrent intractable hiccups treated by cervical phrenic nerve block under electromyography: report of a case
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Intractable or persistent hiccups require intensive or invasive treatments. The use of a phrenic nerve block or destructive treatment for intractable hiccups has been reported to be a useful and discrete method that might be valuable to patients with this distressing problem and for whom diverse management efforts have failed. We herein report a successful treatment using a removable and adjustable ligature for the phrenic nerve in a patient with recurrent and intractable hiccups, which was employed under the guidance of electromyography.
KeywordsPhrenic nerve Surgery Trauma Hiccup Electromyography
Conflict of interest
Young Jo Sa and the co-authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.