Persistent hiccups after attempted interscalene brachial plexus block.

@article{Homer2005PersistentHA,
  title={Persistent hiccups after attempted interscalene brachial plexus block.},
  author={J Rachel Homer and Joanna M. S. Davies and Laurie B. Amundsen},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={
          574-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We describe a case of persistent hiccups after attempted interscalene brachial plexus block. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old man was admitted for arthroscopic repair of a right shoulder injury. An interscalene block was attempted in the preoperative area and combined with general anesthesia for surgery. The procedure lasted 5(1/4) hours. After transfer to the recovery room, the patient complained of severe right shoulder pain and had no discernible sensory or motor block. He was noted to… CONTINUE READING
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