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Isolated Ear Clicks with Partial Voluntary Control

Published inTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, vol. 10, no. 1, 55
Publication date2020
Abstract

Background: Ear click is a rare type of objective tinnitus, classically described with associated palatal tremor/myoclonus (PT). Case report: A 15-year-old boy reported a constant bilateral ear clicking for 4 years, that could be stopped at will for a few seconds. Clinically, the ear clicks were audible without visible eardrum or palatal movement, and could be entrained by the examiner. Brain MRI was normal. Discussion: We propose to classify this as isolated ear clicks with partial voluntary control, putting it into context with other subcategories of "essential" or "isolated" PT.

Keywords
  • Ear click
  • Functional
  • Palatal myoclonus
  • Palatal tremor
  • Psychogenic
  • Tinnitus
Citation (ISO format)
VORUZ, François Jean Albert et al. Isolated Ear Clicks with Partial Voluntary Control. In: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 2020, vol. 10, n° 1, p. 55. doi: 10.5334/tohm.574
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