What is the definition of Palatal Myoclonus?

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

What are the alternative names for Palatal Myoclonus?

Palatal tremor

What are the causes for 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 for Palatal Myoclonus?

Symptoms include:

  • Clicking in the ear
  • Popping in the ear
  • Fluttering sounds in the ear with normal hearing

REFERENCES

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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.

  • Condition: Generalized Myoclonus Associated with COVID-19 Infection
  • Journal: BMJ case reports
  • Treatment Used: Levetiracetam, Dexamethasone, and Extensive Rehabilitation
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 79-year-old man diagnosed with generalized myoclonus (muscle twitching) associated with COVID-19 infection treated with levetiracetam, dexamethasone, and extensive rehabilitation
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  • Journal: Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
  • Treatment Used: Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 43-year-old male diagnosed with cardiac arrest due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy.