A new lesion for the psychosurgical operation of stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy (SST)

Geoffrey Knight Unit, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK.
British Journal of Neurosurgery (Impact Factor: 0.96). 09/1998; 12(4):335-9. DOI: 10.1080/02688699844844
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ABSTRACT The psychosurgical treatment of psychiatric illnesses, using stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy (SST), has been carried out at the Geoffrey Knight Unit since 1961. Recently, the procedure has had to be modified. This paper describes the manner in which this has been achieved and the clinical implications of this change.

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