J Korean Acad Rehabil Med Search


Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1997;21(6):1244-1248.
Symptomatic Palatal Tremor Associated with Cerebellar Hemorrhage: A Case Report.
Paik, Nam Jong , Lee, Jong Min
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongkuk University College of Medicine, Korea.
소뇌 출혈후 발생한 증후성 구개 진전 ⁣증례 보고⁣
백남종, 이종민*
국립재활병원 재활의학과 및 동국대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실*

Palatal tremor is a rare disorder characterized by involuntary rhythmic movements of the soft palate. Palatal tremor is devided into symptomatic palatal tremor(SPT) and essential palatal tremor(EPT) on the basis of clinical features. SPT is associated with brain stem or cerebellar disease, whereas the EPT has no known etiology. Reverberant neural activity in the region of the brain stem or cerebellum within the Guillain-Mollaret triangle is believed to underlie SPT. We present a case of SPT associated with cerebellar lesion. Electromyographic recording from the levator veli palatini muscle and voice spectrogram analysis showed abnormal bursting activity time locked to the palatal movements. Botulinum toxin was injected into the levator veli palatini muscle to reduce the voice tremor. The pathology and management of this condition is briefly discussed.

Key Words: Palatal tremor, Cerebellar lesion, Botulinum toxin, Palatal EMG, Voice spectrogram


Browse all articles >

Terms of Use   |   Privacy Polity
Editorial Office
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-10-8678-2671    Fax: +82-2-6072-5244    E-mail: edit@e-arm.org; edit.karm@gmail.com
Business Registration: 110-82-07460                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer