corticectomy

corticectomy

 [kor″tĭ-sek´to-me]
excision of an area of cerebral cortex, as of a scar or microgyrus in the treatment of focal epilepsy.
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cor·ti·cec·to·my

(kōr'ti-sek'tō-mē),
Removal of a specific portion of the cerebral cortex.
[cortic- + G. ektomē, excision]
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corticectomy

(kôr′tĭ-sĕk′tə- mē)
n.
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Moreover, studies of patients who underwent precisely localised corticectomy for relief of epilepsy converge on the right IPL which is the crucial region.
At age 13.7, left temporal lobectomy was performed, sparing the superior (T1) and middle (T2) temporal gyri, and parietooccipital corticectomy. Histology revealed focal cortical dysplasia type IIId.
The corticectomy of gyrus rectus did not solve the problem.
We employed the corticectomy of gyrus rectus to no avail though it allowed us to see only the superior part of the right Al, A2 and Heubner arteries.
Corticectomy (1 cm in length and depth) was performed in the middle frontal gyrus for direct subpial placement of the Tisseel into the brain parenchyma.
CSF glucose and protein values prior to and 5 days following corticectomy and laminectomy with and without Tisseel application were unremarkable.
The histologic changes observed in the regions of the corticectomy with Tisseel could be seen in the cortical mantle and underlying subcortical white matter (figure 2).