topectomy


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topectomy

 [to-pek´tah-me]
ablation of a small and specific area of the frontal cortex in the treatment of mental illness.

topectomy

/to·pec·to·my/ (tah-pek´tah-me) ablation of a small and specific area of the frontal cortex in the treatment of certain forms of epilepsy and psychiatric disorders.

topectomy

(tə-pĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of specific areas of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex as a treatment for certain mental disorders.

topectomy

(tō-pĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ektome, excision]
A form of neurosurgery in which small incisions are made through the thalamofrontal tracts.