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tractotomy /trac·tot·o·my/ (trak-tot´ah-me) surgical severing or incising of a nerve tract.
trac·tot·o·my (trk-tt-m)
n.
Incision of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord, usually for the relief of pain.

tractotomy [trak-tot´ah-me]
transection of a nerve tract in the central nervous system, usually for the relief of intractable pain.

tractotomy
see olfactory tractotomy.

trac·tot·o·my (trak-tot'ŏ-mē),
Interruption of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord.
[L. tractus, tract, + G. tomē, incision]

trac·tot·o·my (trak-tot'ŏ-mē)
Interruption of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord.
[L. tractus, tract, + G. tomē, incision]


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Stereotactic lesion procedures such as anterior cingulotomy, subcaudate tractotomy, and anterior capsulotomy have been previously described for the treatment of psychiatric illness, and continue to be used on a small scale at expert centers, Dr.
Neurosurgery, such as limbic leukotomy or bilateral subcortical tractotomy, may produce benefits for refractory patients whose severe symptoms make normal life impossible, but it remains very much a treatment of last resort, Dr.
 
 
 

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