Frontal leucotomy

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


Non specific headache symptoms. Low level nursing home.

Patient Data

Age: 68
Gender: Female

  • bilateral frontal burr holes;
  • contour abnormality of the frontal horns;
  • defect of the orbital gyrus bilaterally;

Case Discussion

Frontal leucotomy (prefrontal lobotomy) was a surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes.

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Case information

rID: 18347
Published: 2nd Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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