topectomy


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topectomy

(tɒˈpɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Medicine) med (formerly) the surgical removal of part of the outer layer of the brain in order to relieve certain psychiatric disorders
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topectomy

surgical excision of part of the cerebral cortex, as to provide relief for pain or treat certain mental disorders.
See also: Brain
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This is why in epilepsy surgery the term topectomy is preferred rather than lesionectomy.
With one sweep he eliminated the centuries old butchery of lobotomy and topectomy which had maimed hundreds of thousands in its long fad" (p.83).