Diaphragmatic flutter, the moving umbilicus syndrome, and "belly dancer's" dyskinesia.

  title={Diaphragmatic flutter, the moving umbilicus syndrome, and "belly dancer's" dyskinesia.},
  author={G. Iliceto and Philip Douglas Thompson and B. L. Day and John C. Rothwell and A. J. Lees and C. David Marsden},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={5 1},
Five patients presenting with focal abnormal involuntary movements of the abdominal wall are described. One was shown to have diaphragmatic flutter, which may represent a variant of the palatal myoclonus syndrome. The other four had writhing movements and contractions of the abdominal wall at frequencies of approximately 30 per minute. In two of the latter cases, these abdominal movements were profoundly influenced by respiratory manoeuvres. They were quite unlike the movements of spinal… CONTINUE READING
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