Annals of Movement Disorders

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--38

Oculopalatal tremor: Illustrative cases with a review of literature


Meenakshisundaram Umaiorubahan, Sreenivas Meenakshisundaram 
 Arunai Neuro Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sreenivas Meenakshisundaram
Arunai Neuro Centre, Majestic Apartments, Arcot Road, Saligramam, Chennai 600093, Tamil Nadu.
India

Oculopalatal tremor (OPT) is a unique clinical sign characterized by involuntary movements of the soft palate in synchrony with ocular nystagmus, usually the pendular type. It is highly suggestive of and is a delayed complication of a brainstem lesion, often a stroke. The mechanism and clinical implications of OPT are still not fully elucidated and present a treatable complication of brainstem disease. We searched PubMed and Google Scholar for articles with keywords “Oculopalatal tremor.” Most relevant articles were reviewed, based on the number of citations and information was collated by both the authors. We present two cases of OPT which illustrate the clinical spectrum of OPT.


How to cite this article:
Umaiorubahan M, Meenakshisundaram S. Oculopalatal tremor: Illustrative cases with a review of literature.Ann Mov Disord 2021;4:34-38


How to cite this URL:
Umaiorubahan M, Meenakshisundaram S. Oculopalatal tremor: Illustrative cases with a review of literature. Ann Mov Disord [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Feb 4 ];4:34-38
Available from: https://www.aomd.in/article.asp?issn=2590-3446;year=2021;volume=4;issue=1;spage=34;epage=38;aulast=Umaiorubahan;type=0