Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage

  title={Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage},
  author={M. Odeh and H. Bassan and A. Oliven},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
  • M. Odeh, H. Bassan, A. Oliven
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Internal Medicine
  • Abstract. A 60‐year‐old man with acute pancreatitis developed persistent hiccups after insertion of a nasogastric tube. Removal of the latter did not terminate the hiccups which had also been treated with different drugs, and several manoeuvres were attempted, but with no success. Digital rectal massage was then performed resulting in abrupt cessation of the hiccups. Recurrence of the hiccups occurred several hours later, and again, they were terminated immediately with digital rectal massage… CONTINUE READING
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