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Longitudinal evolution of prefrontal leucotomy in Tourette's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7651455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 69-year-old man with severe Tourette's syndrome (TS) who underwent a bilateral prefrontal leucotomy at the age of 29 years to alleviate coprolalia, copropraxia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. No improvement was observed during the 5 years after the leucotomy. Tics and associated behavioral abnormalities disappeared thereafter, to recur at age 67. Long-term follow-up of single cases can help to estimate the role of neurosurgery in the treatment of TS.
J Kulisevsky; M L Berthier; A Avila
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0885-3185     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-28     Completed Date:  1995-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Sant Pau Hospital, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
Longitudinal Studies
Prefrontal Cortex / physiopathology,  surgery*
Tourette Syndrome / physiopathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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