Electrophysiological Investigations in Orthostatic Myoclonus: Preliminary Findings

Aysegul Gunduz, Melih Tutuncu, Burcu Zeydan, Hulya Apaydin, Gunes Kiziltan, Sibel Ertan, Meral E. Kiziltan

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We report the clinical and electrophysiological findings in seven patients with orthostatic myoclonus (OM) associated with gait initiation failure and falls. OM is one of the causes of unsteadiness of stance and gait, and it may develop as a symptom of neurodegenerative disorders. Both positive myoclonic bursts and negative myoclonus may be seen in electrophysiological recordings, and electrophysiological analysis suggests a subcortical origin for OM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Brainstem reflexes
  • Gait ignition failure
  • Orthostatic myoclonus
  • Unsteadiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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