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Palatal myoclonus is a fast spasm (contraction) of the muscles in the roof of the mouth.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
It is usually due to damage (lesions) on brain nerve pathways, including
Review Date: 11/23/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.