prefrontal leucotomy

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Related to prefrontal leucotomy: prefrontal lobotomy, prefrontal leukotomy
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Noun1.prefrontal leucotomy - surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
psychosurgery - brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems
transorbital lobotomy - a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers
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How I came to perform prefrontal leucotomy, in 1st International Conference on Psychosurgery.
Back in 1937 scientists believed that abnormal models of functional and structural neuroanatomy of mood and regulation of behaviour were the consequences of dysfunctional thalamocortical communication, with the resulting introduction of methods of prefrontal leucotomy, and then lobotomy with numerous complications [2].
From 1935 to 1936, Moniz perfected a procedure he called the 'prefrontal leucotomy'.