Persistent hiccup after surgical resection of a brainstem arteriovenous malformation: a case successfully treated with gabapentin during rehabilitation. Case report

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Jun;48(2):289-91. Epub 2011 Nov 15.

Abstract

Persistent hiccup rarely occurs during rehabilitation, but its management can prove to be very difficult, particularly in presence of associated dysphagia, requiring longer hospitalization and higher risk of severe clinical complications. We present a case of persistent hiccup after surgical resection of a brainstem arteriovenous malformation successfully treated with gabapentin during rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Amines / administration & dosage
  • Amines / therapeutic use*
  • Arteriovenous Fistula*
  • Brain Stem / blood supply*
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids / administration & dosage
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids / therapeutic use*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists / administration & dosage
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Gabapentin
  • Hiccup / drug therapy*
  • Hiccup / etiology
  • Hiccup / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
  • Young Adult
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / administration & dosage
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Amines
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Gabapentin