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What is the definition of Palatal Myoclonus?

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

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What are the alternative names for Palatal Myoclonus?

Palatal tremor

What are the causes of Palatal Myoclonus?

Palatal myoclonus is most often due to damage (lesions) on brain nerve pathways. Stroke is the most common cause. The problem most often develops about a year after the stroke occurs. Other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, trauma, or tumor may also lead to this problem.

What are the symptoms of Palatal Myoclonus?

Symptoms include:

  • Clicking in the ear
  • Popping in the ear
  • Fluttering sounds in the ear with normal hearing
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What are the latest Palatal Myoclonus Clinical Trials?
Natural History of Glycosphingolipid Storage Disorders and Glycoprotein Disorders

Objectives: To study the natural history and progression of neurodegeneration in individuals with glycosphingolipid storage disorders (GSL), GM1 and GM2 gangliosidosis, and glycoprotein (GP) disorders including sialidosis and galactosialidosis using clinical evaluation of patients and patient/parent surveys. To develop sensitive tools for monitoring disease progression. To identify biological markers in blood...

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Clinical Validation of DystoniaNet Deep Learning Platform for Diagnosis of Isolated Dystonia

Summary: This research involves retrospective and prospective studies for clinical validation of a DystoniaNet deep learning platform for the diagnosis of isolated dystonia.

What are the Latest Advances for Palatal Myoclonus?
A systematic review of the efficacy of perampanel as treatment for myoclonic seizures and symptomatic myoclonus.
Internal carotid artery occlusion related to poorly controlled rheumatoid arthritis presenting with continuous hand shaking: A case report and literature review.
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Lance Adams syndrome: two cases report and literature review.
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: December 31, 2020
Published By: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Jankovic J. Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. In: Jankovic J, Mazziotta JC, Pomeroy SL, Newman NJ, eds. Bradley and Daroff's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022:chap 96.

Kim JS, Caplan LR. Vertebrobasilar disease. In: Grotta JC, Albers GW, Broderick JP, et al, eds. Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022:chap 26.