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"Dancing Eyes, Dancing Feet"


Dr  Sampurna Roy  MD     





Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (Dancing Eyes, Dancing Feet Syndrome) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by cerebellar nuclei degeneration.

Opsoclonus is identified by weird involuntary horizontal and vertical rapid eye movements.The movement is  neither rhythmic nor coordinated.

Myoclonus indicates sudden, quick jerks of a muscle.

In children this condition is often associated with neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma in a child


Most adults with opsoclonus myoclonus have neoplastic, infectious, metabolic, or idiopathic etiologies.

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma in an adult


Further reading:

Acute cerebellar ataxia, acute cerebellitis, and opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome.

Neuroblastoma and opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome--clinical and pathological characteristics.

'Dancing eyes, dancing feet syndrome' in small cell lung carcinoma.

What about opsoclonus myoclonus?

Opsoclonus myoclonus.



Dr  Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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