Acta Neurologica Belgica

, Volume 119, Issue 4, pp 629–630 | Cite as

Functional rhythmic tongue movements

  • Evangelia Giza
  • Ioannis E. DagklisEmail author
  • Vasilios Kimiskidis
  • Zoe Katsarou
  • Sevasti Bostantjopoulou
Letter to the Editor


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the Helsinki declaration; no formal ethical review was required.

Informed consent

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for the publication of his case.

Supplementary material

Segment 1. Rhythmic movements of the tongue resembling tremor with tongue deviation to the right producing rhythmic sound like horse gallop. There also was involvement of the lower lip with downward deviation of the lower lip at the angle of the mouth. Movements of the mouth floor muscles were present as well. Segment 2. Activation and disappearance of tongue tremor while the finger was moving towards and away from patient’s face respectively. This is perceived by the produced, like horse gallop, sound. Touching patient’s face changed tongue tremor frequency. Segment 3. Remission of tongue tremor after treatment (MP4 36816 KB)


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© Belgian Neurological Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.3rd University Department of Neurology, “G. Papanikolaou” HospitalAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessaloníkiGreece
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyGeneral Hospital “Hippokratio”ThessaloníkiGreece
  3. 3.Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, “AHEPA” HospitalAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessaloníkiGreece

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