pyramidotomy

py·ram·i·dot·o·my

(pi-ram'i-dot'ŏ-mē),
Section of pyramidal tracts, in the spinal cord, for the relief of involuntary movements.
[G. pyramis, pyramid, + tomē, incision]

pyramidotomy

[piram′idot′əmē]
the surgical severance of pyramidal tracts in the treatment of disorders associated with involuntary muscle contractions.

pyramidotomy

(pĭ-răm-ĭ-dŏt′ō-mē) [Gr. pyramis, a pyramid, + tome, incision]
Excision of the pyramidal tracts of the spinal cord in order to alleviate involuntary muscular movements.
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In a recent article in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing titled, "Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders," the author (Tornqvist, 2001) indicated that open brain surgery for movement disorders began in the 1930s and included partial resection of the motor cortex, pyramidotomy, resection of the head of the caudate nuclei, and transection of the ansa leticularis.
Open brain surgery started in the 1930s and included partial resections of the motor cortex, pyramidotomy, resection of the head of caudate nuclei, and transsection of the ansa lenticularis.