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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012 June;48(2):289-91

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

Carlisi E. 1, Bossi D. 2, Zaliani A. 2, Dalla Toffola E. 3

1 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy;
2 Neurorehabilitation Unit, I.R.C.C.S. Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Pavia, Italy;
3 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy


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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.

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