Paroxysmal kinesigenic segmental myoclonus due to a spinal cord glioma

Manuel Marrufo, Jeffrey Politsky, Shyamal Mehta, John C. Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

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We report an 18-year-old man with paroxysmal jerking movements of the left arm since age 7 years. These were invariably precipitated by startle or sudden movements. He was subsequently diagnosed with a cervical cord anaplastic astrocytoma on MRI. We could not identify previous reports of paroxysmal myoclonus secondary to a spinal cord neoplasm. We have coined the term Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Segmental Myoclonus to describe this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1801-1803
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 15 2007


  • Glioma
  • Kinesigenic
  • Myoclonus
  • Paroxysmal
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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