Paroxysmal kinesigenic segmental myoclonus due to a spinal cord glioma

Manuel Marrufo, Jeffrey Politsky, Shyamal Mehta, John C. Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

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Abstract

We report an 18-year-old man with paroxysmal jerking movements of the left arm since age 7 years. These were invariably precipitated by startle or sudden movements. He was subsequently diagnosed with a cervical cord anaplastic astrocytoma on MRI. We could not identify previous reports of paroxysmal myoclonus secondary to a spinal cord neoplasm. We have coined the term Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Segmental Myoclonus to describe this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1801-1803
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2007

Keywords

  • Glioma
  • Kinesigenic
  • Myoclonus
  • Paroxysmal
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Marrufo, M., Politsky, J., Mehta, S., Morgan, J. C., & Sethi, K. D. (2007). Paroxysmal kinesigenic segmental myoclonus due to a spinal cord glioma. Movement Disorders, 22(12), 1801-1803. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.21635