leukotomy


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leukotomy

[lü′käd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
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In 1967, Walter Freeman performed his last leukotomy at the Herrick Memorial Hospital of Berkeley, California.
And pre-frontal lobotomy or leukotomy is a horror--a murderous reduction of a human being to an automaton--no prefrontal lobe to the cortex--like a de-corticated pigeon on a hot plate, lifting first one foot and then putting it down and raising the other -repeating endlessly."
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.