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Palatal myoclonus

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

Causes

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

Alternative Names

Palatal tremor

References

Jankovic J. Movement disorders. In: Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds.Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice

Update Date 11/9/2012

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