Palatal myoclonus is a rapid contraction (spasm) of the muscles in the roof of the mouth.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
It is usually due to lesions on brain nerve pathways, including multiple sclerosis.
- Clicking in the ear
- Popping in the ear
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Alan Lipkin, MD, Otolaryngologist, Private Practice, Denver, Colorado. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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