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