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Conditions

Definition

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

Alternative Names

Palatal tremor

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
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