Medical Must-See: Hiccups were the single clue to this condition
Singultus was the only symptom doctors had to go on to diagnose an elderly man's serious underlying condition.
The 73-year-old presented to an ED in the Caribbean with persistent hiccups for the past five days. He had a history of diabetes, hypertension and rate-controlled AF.
Two weeks earlier, he had experienced a subacute ischaemic infarct of the right medial occipital lobe, confirmed on brain CT.
His family reported one bout of postprandial vomiting while upright five days prior, with the