Frontal leukotomy

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Treated in the 1970s for OCD

Patient Data

Age: 65 years

Bifrontal areas of encephalomalacia extending down to and involving the corpus callosum are in keeping with the known history of frontal leucotomies. Mild periventricular and subcortical chronic white matter ischemia is also noted


Tractography courtesy of Dr Sarah Farrand, depicting both probabilistic and seed generated tracts. 

Case Discussion

Frontal leukotomies have been abandoned for many years and as a result, they are not frequently encountered. 

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