Journal of Neurosurgery and Kampo Medicine
Online ISSN : 2758-1594
Print ISSN : 2189-5562
Case Report
Shakuyakukanzoto is effective for hiccups associated with brainstem infarction
Satoshi Utsuki
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2022 Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 68-72


Hiccups is often developed after brainstem infarction. Although there have been reports that Kampo medicine is useful as a treatment for hiccups associated with brainstem infarction, there have been no reports of examining how long the medication will continue. In the case of the hiccups after the brainstem infarc­tion, shakuyakukanzoto was administered, and the hiccups disappeared in all cases. Shakuyakukanzoto was administered for 5 to 18 days, and there was no re­cur­rence of hiccups after discontinuation of the medication. Shakuyakukanzoto was effective for the hiccups after the brainstem infarction, and the admin­istra­tion could be stopped early after the hiccups disappearance.

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