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Palatal myoclonus

Definition

Palatal myoclonus is a fast spasm (contraction) of the muscles in the roof of the mouth.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Palatal myoclonus is usually due to damage (lesions) on brain nerve pathways. Conditions that may lead to palatal myoclonus include multiple sclerosis .

Symptoms

  • Clicking in the ear
  • Popping in the ear

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Jankovic J. Movement disorders. In: Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 71.

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