Anesthesia as therapy for persistent hiccups

Anesth Analg. 2002 Aug;95(2):494-5, table of contents. doi: 10.1097/00000539-200208000-00050.


Chronic hiccups may be a serious therapeutic problem. Pharmacological treatment with increasing dosages of baclofen, carbamazepine, or gabapentin is not always successful. In this paper, the use of general anesthesia with positive-pressure ventilation and muscle relaxation for the termination of chronic hiccups is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Hiccup / complications
  • Hiccup / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged