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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341-343

Persistent hiccups (singultus) as the presenting symptom of lateral medullary syndrome


Spandana Nursing Home, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. V Sampath
Spandana Nursing Home, 546/46, 6th Main, 4th Block, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru - 560 010, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.135397

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Lateral medullary syndrome (LMS) is a constellation of varied neurologic manifestations seen in cerebrovascular accidents. The posterolateral part of the medulla oblongata of the brain stem and cerebellum receiving arterial blood supply from the posterior inferior cerebellar artery are the areas commonly affected. We present a case of a middle aged gentleman referred to our hospital for persistent intractable hiccups as presenting symptom of LMS. He presented to our emergency room with persistent hiccups and left sided cerebellar signs. The patient had significant past history of alcohol and tobacco (smoking) dependence since 30 years apart from being a hypertensive.


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