Palatal myoclonus: Treatment with botulinum toxin

Ajay Chitkara, Anthony Cultrara, Andrew Blitzer

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Palatal myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder, which manifests as involuntary palatal contractions. It may be related to an underlying neurological abnormality or it may be of unknown etiology. The most common symptom is objective clicking tinnitus. Systemic treatment is largely unsuccessful. The use of botulinum toxin type A has been effective in treating the symptom with limited adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


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