leucotome

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leucotome

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leukotome

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(Surgery) a needle used in leucotomy
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Due to Moniz and Lima, the frontal leucotomy technique evolved, by introducing a new instrument, leukotome. This was, in fact, a rod, which had, at its end, a retractable wire loop, which could have been introduced and rotated in the frontal brain.
The two scientists concluded that the destruction of neurons was imprecise, therefore, they developed a new alternative procedure with the help of the leukotome, which they had patented (i.e.
Freeman inadvertently caused one of those deaths when he stopped to photograph the position of the leukotome; the instrument sank deeply into the patient's midbrain.