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The treatment of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome by limbic leucotomy.

Abstract
A patient with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and severe self-injurious compulsions who had failed to respond to drug treatment and behavioural therapy obtained a complete and sustained resolution of his destructive behaviour and improvement in his tics following bilateral limbic leucotomy.
AuthorsM Robertson, M Doran, M Trimble, A J Lees
JournalJournal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry) Vol. 53 Issue 8 Pg. 691-4 (Aug 1990) ISSN: 0022-3050 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID2213047 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adult
  • Compulsive Behavior (surgery)
  • Electrocoagulation (methods)
  • Frontal Lobe (surgery)
  • Gyrus Cinguli (surgery)
  • Humans
  • Limbic System (surgery)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications (diagnosis)
  • Psychosurgery (methods)
  • Self Mutilation (surgery)
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Tourette Syndrome (surgery)

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