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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2015;10(4):308-311.
DOI:    Published online October 31, 2015.
Suspicious psychogenic hiccup after interventional pain procedures: A case report
Yoo Kang, Young Keun Chae, Jinhye Min, Yong Kyung Lee, Hong Sik Lee, Ui Jin Je
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Myoungji Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
Received: 9 March 2015   • Revised: 4 June 2015   • Accepted: 5 June 2015
Several cases of the hiccups that occurred after interventional pain procedures have been previously reported. A 34-year-old man had suffered from persistent hiccups that started after epidural and trigger point injection of steroid. His hiccups were stopped during meals and sleep. Furthermore, hiccups did not occur after intravenous or intramuscular steroid injection due to eczema and bronchitis, and after interventional pain procedure that was performed under sedation with midazolam. Hence, we suspected that his hiccups had resulted from a psychogenic cause.
Key Words: Epidural injection, Hiccough, Hiccups, Psychogenic aspects, Steroid

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