Neuropsychological Outcome of Ventral Capsular/Ventral Striatal Gamma Capsulotomy for Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a pilot study
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2009;21:393-397
Five refractory obsessive-compulsive patients were assessed using a neuropsychological battery after a modified gamma knife capsulotomy. The surgical technique was not associated with profound cognitive deficits. The authors found improvements in attention, vocabulary, learning, abstract reasoning, and memory.
Anita Taub, Psy.D., M.Sc.;Antonio Carlos Lopes, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.;
Daniel Fuentes, Psy.D., Ph.D.;Carina Chaubet D'Alcante, Psy.D.;
Maria Eugenia de Mathis, Psy.D.;Miguel Montes Canteras, M.D.;
M.Sc.;Marilena Siviero, Psy.D., Ph.D.;Benjamin D. Greenberg, M.D.;
Ph.D.;Georg Nore´n, M.D., Ph.D.;Marcelo Batistuzzo, Psy.D.;
Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, M.D.;Soraya Cecılio, M.D.;Cary Savage;
Psy.D., Ph.D.;Steven Rasmussen, M.D.;Euripedes Constantino;
Miguel, M.D., Ph.D.