Rhythmic palatal myoclonus and the dentato-olivary pathway

  title={Rhythmic palatal myoclonus and the dentato-olivary pathway},
  author={Jean Lapresle},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
The anatomical basis of palatal myoclonus and related rhythmic skeletal myoclonus is described. The most constant lesion is a special type of degeneration with hypertrophy of the olivary nucleus of the medulla oblongata, on the side opposite to the myoclonus when it is unilateral. This degeneration is usually secondary to a primary lesion located either in the ipsilateral (to the hypertrophied olive) central tegmental tract or in the contralateral dentate nucleus. To link these data, Trelles… CONTINUE READING