The use of clostridium botulinum toxin in palatal myclonus. A preliminary report

Shakeel R. Saeed, Gerald B. Brookes
1993 Journal of Laryngology and Otology  
Palatal myoclonus is a rare syndrome characterized by involuntary rhythmical movements of the soft palate giving rise to clicking objective tinnitus. The intrusive nature of the tinnitus prompts patients to seek medical advice but to date no single treatment modality has been shown to be consistently effective. We present three cases in whom various management regimes were unsuccessful and in whom botulinum toxin injection to the palatal muscles was undertaken. All three cases were rendered
more » ... of their tinnitus with complete abolition of the myoclonus. The questions of optimum dosage as well as frequency of injection will be answered as greater numbers are treated by this method.
doi:10.1017/s0022215100122650 fatcat:rggizj3ewzh5jjik3532shr7oi