Ventilatory dysfunction in palatal myoclonus.

  title={Ventilatory dysfunction in palatal myoclonus.},
  author={Jeaninette Andrews and Dominique Dumont and Melanie C Fisher and A M Chausow and Jan Peter Szidon},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={52 1},
A patient with palatal myoclonus and involvement of respiratory muscles is described. Partial characterization of the mechanism of ventilatory dysfunction was achieved using noninvasive tests. Ventilatory dysfunction in this disorder can be manifested in different patterns depending on which respiratory muscles are involved predominantly.