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ablation of a small and specific area of the frontal cortex in the treatment of mental illness.
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Surgical removal of specific areas of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex as a treatment for certain mental disorders.
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topectomy(tō-pĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ektome, excision]
A form of neurosurgery in which small incisions are made through the thalamofrontal tracts.
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