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Link: Reticular Myoclonus: It Really Comes From the Brainstem!

Myoclonus is a disabling disorder with a heterogenous etiology in which the causing structure can range from the peripheral nervous system to the cerebral cortex.1 Its diagnosis is often challenging especially because of the dynamic, and sometimes infrequent, character of the myoclonic jerks. The use of additional neurophysiological investigations can contribute to the diagnostic process.2 Brainstem reticular myoclonus has been described in postanoxic patients, and electrophysiological characteristics have only been described in a few cases. In this report, we present a remarkable case of symptomatic unilateral reticular myoclonus, with electrophysiological and imaging data compatible with a brainstem generator.

The full study can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mdc3.12054/pdf.

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