leukotomy

Definitions of leukotomy
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n surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes

Synonyms:
frontal lobotomy, leucotomy, lobotomy, prefrontal leucotomy, prefrontal leukotomy, prefrontal lobotomy
Types:
transorbital lobotomy
a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers
Type of:
psychosurgery
brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems

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