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
Externally publishedYes

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Myoclonus
Glioma
Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Astrocytoma
Cervical Cord

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Marrufo, Manuel ; Politsky, Jeffrey ; Mehta, Shyamal ; Morgan, John C. ; Sethi, Kapil D. / Paroxysmal kinesigenic segmental myoclonus due to a spinal cord glioma. In: Movement Disorders. 2007 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 1801-1803.
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Paroxysmal kinesigenic segmental myoclonus due to a spinal cord glioma. / Marrufo, Manuel; Politsky, Jeffrey; Mehta, Shyamal; Morgan, John C.; Sethi, Kapil D.

In: Movement Disorders, Vol. 22, No. 12, 15.09.2007, p. 1801-1803.

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