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Variant of leukotomy.


Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain.
Synonym(s): leucotomy.
[leuko- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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Moniz, Egas (1994) "Prefrontal leucotomy in the treatment of mental disorders".
ECT use in the 1930s and frontal leucotomy in the 1940s understandably intensified fear toward psychiatric therapies.
Psychiatry has been vulnerable to adopting the latest ideas, for example the idealization of just neuroleptics, and in the past leucotomy etc.
A LEUCOTOMY is a modern, more sophisticated lobotomy.
12,15) One report noted an unsuccessful outcome with leucotomy and a partial response with bilateral partial division of the thalamo-frontal tract.