cingulectomy

cingulectomy

 [sing″gu-lek´to-me]
bilateral extirpation of the anterior half of the gyrus cinguli.

cin·gu·lot·o·my

(sin'gyū-lot'ō-mē),
Formerly, a unilateral or bilateral surgical excision of the anterior half of the cingulate gyrus, but now accomplished by electrolytic destruction of the anterior cingulate gyrus and callosum.
Synonym(s): cingulectomy
[cingulum + G. tomē, a cutting]

cingulectomy

/cin·gu·lec·to·my/ (sing″gu-lek´tah-me) bilateral extirpation of the anterior half of the cingulate gyrus.

cingulectomy

(sĭng′gyə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a portion of the cortical hemisphere.

cingulectomy

[sing′gyoo͡lek′təmē]
Etymology: L, cingulum + Gk, ektomē, excision
the surgical excision of a portion of the cingulate gyrus in the frontal lobe of the brain and the immediately surrounding tissue.
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