tractotomy

tractotomy

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

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]

tractotomy

/trac·tot·o·my/ (trak-tot´ah-me) surgical severing or incising of a nerve tract.

tractotomy

(trăk-tŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord, usually for the relief of pain.

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]

tractotomy

see olfactory tractotomy.
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DREZ lesioning, myelotomy, tractotomy, cingulotomy, or thalamotomy, in the hope of removing the short-circuited, dysfunctional pain-generating nerves from the normal neural system, or interrupting the feedback pathway to the brain.
The most common modern psychosurgical procedures are limbic leucotomy, capsulotomy, cingulotomy and subcaudate tractotomy and involve a close collaboration between psychiatrists and neurosurgeons.
Despite that, subcaudate tractotomy, dorsal anterior cingulotomy, anterior capsulotomy and limbic leukotomywere were still limitedly applied due to the complications such as obesity, cognitive impairment, personality changes and epilepsy.
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Neuropsychological processing associated with recovery from depression after stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy.
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.
Pulmonary tractotomy as an abbreviated thoracotomy technique.
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.
A left lower lobe laceration was addressed with a stapled pulmonary tractotomy.
Surgeons performing subcaudate tractotomy, the procedure used in England, use radioactive yttrium rods to make a 20-mm-by-S-mm by 10- to 20-mm lesion on the undersurface of the frontal lobe.