Research Article

Management of intractable hiccup.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6085.501 (Published 20 August 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:501
  1. B W Williamson,
  2. I M MacIntyre

    Abstract

    A patient who developed hiccups after laparotomy was treated with numerous drugs with limited success. A left phrenic nerve crush was eventually successful. A review of published work showed that the drugs most likely to succeed were chlorpromazine and metoclopramide, and that phrenic nerve injection and crush should be considered if these failed.