callosotomy


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callosotomy

(ka-los′tŏ-mē) [ (corpus) callosum + -tomy]
The surgical separation of the cerebral hemispheres by cutting the corpus callosum. It is used to treat refractory seizures and usually decreases their severity by preventing the spread of seizure activity from one side of the brain to the other.
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The callosotomy is then completed by resecting the genu and the rostrum of the corpus callosum to the anterior commissure (8,22).
All tissue entering the callosum from the medial wall is transected, in order to perform a transventricular parasagittal callosotomy (21,59).
It is this premise which allows him to infer, from the fact that afte a callosotomy I do not have conscious access to what is going on in the mind based in my disconnected right brain, the conclusion that that mind is not 'mine' and therefore belongs to 'another' person.
I suggest, however, that the results of a callosotomy precisely disprove this crucial premise.
The disconnective syndrome, the consequence of the section of the corpus callosum fibers, it was proven by experimental callosotomy in monkeys (28,29).
After a video EEG and MRI, it was determined that a corpus callosotomy was indicated.
If it is absurd, then of course a callosotomy would not have the anticipated effect, and this would explain his confidence in a negative outcome at a time (circa 1911) when such surgery was neither technically feasible nor medically justifiable.
On the other hand, she notes, "If the corpus callosotomy didn't work, I couldn't say 'I'm sorry, let's put it back the way it was.
Two years ago, she had a corpus callosotomy and we have been so happy with the results
Facing a corpus callosotomy (surgery sectioning the corpus callosum to disconnect the two hemispheres of the brain and cut down on seizure activity) as the last alternative for their son, Lynda and her husband, Leon Sr.
If that does not work, then she will need to have a corpus callosotomy which is a surgical procedure to separate the two hemispheres of her brain.
When Jessica was 14, we considered a corpus callosotomy -- a surgical procedure that cuts the tissue connecting the two hemispheres of the brain.