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Psycho-chirurgie et fonctions mentales. Techniques—résultats applications thérapeutiques

Psycho-chirurgie et fonctions mentales. Techniques—résultats applications thérapeutiques This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract LeBeau has gathered together his observations over the past several years on 175 patients treated by psychosurgery, principally topectomy. His choice of material has been fortunate, since the majority of patients have been of the type that could cooperate in the preoperative and postoperative studies. A considerable section is devoted to the psychologic study along the lines devised by Eysenck and applied by Petrie. The author presents the varied techniques of leucotomy, topectomy, cortical undercutting, etc., and furnishes detailed descriptions of his personal surgical methods. He stresses the importance not only of adequate exposure of the operative field, so that incisions and excisions can be done under direct vision, but also of recording the location of the incisions by means of roentgenologic verification with a variety of contrast mediums. Only in this way can the surgeon reach valid conclusions concerning the location and extent of his operations. The over-all surgical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

Psycho-chirurgie et fonctions mentales. Techniques—résultats applications thérapeutiques

A.M.A. Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 74 (1) – Jul 1, 1955

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1955 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6886
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330130117019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract LeBeau has gathered together his observations over the past several years on 175 patients treated by psychosurgery, principally topectomy. His choice of material has been fortunate, since the majority of patients have been of the type that could cooperate in the preoperative and postoperative studies. A considerable section is devoted to the psychologic study along the lines devised by Eysenck and applied by Petrie. The author presents the varied techniques of leucotomy, topectomy, cortical undercutting, etc., and furnishes detailed descriptions of his personal surgical methods. He stresses the importance not only of adequate exposure of the operative field, so that incisions and excisions can be done under direct vision, but also of recording the location of the incisions by means of roentgenologic verification with a variety of contrast mediums. Only in this way can the surgeon reach valid conclusions concerning the location and extent of his operations. The over-all surgical

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A.M.A. Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1955

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