Neuropsychological outcome of ventral capsular/ventral striatal gamma capsulotomy for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder

A pilot study

Anita Taub, Antonio Carlos Lopes, Daniel Fuentes, Carina Chaubet D'Alcante, Maria Eugenia De Mathis, Miguel Montes Canteras, Marilena Siviero, Benjamin D. Greenberg, Georg Norén, Marcelo Batistuzzo, Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, Soraya Cecílio, Cary R Savage, Steven Rasmussen, Euripedes Constantino Miguel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Neuropsychological outcome of ventral capsular/ventral striatal gamma capsulotomy for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder : A pilot study. / Taub, Anita; Lopes, Antonio Carlos; Fuentes, Daniel; D'Alcante, Carina Chaubet; De Mathis, Maria Eugenia; Canteras, Miguel Montes; Siviero, Marilena; Greenberg, Benjamin D.; Norén, Georg; Batistuzzo, Marcelo; Hoexter, Marcelo Queiroz; Cecílio, Soraya; Savage, Cary R; Rasmussen, Steven; Miguel, Euripedes Constantino.

In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.01.2009, p. 393-397.

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Taub, A, Lopes, AC, Fuentes, D, D'Alcante, CC, De Mathis, ME, Canteras, MM, Siviero, M, Greenberg, BD, Norén, G, Batistuzzo, M, Hoexter, MQ, Cecílio, S, Savage, CR, Rasmussen, S & Miguel, EC 2009, 'Neuropsychological outcome of ventral capsular/ventral striatal gamma capsulotomy for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: A pilot study', Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 393-397. https://doi.org/10.1176/jnp.2009.21.4.393
Taub, Anita ; Lopes, Antonio Carlos ; Fuentes, Daniel ; D'Alcante, Carina Chaubet ; De Mathis, Maria Eugenia ; Canteras, Miguel Montes ; Siviero, Marilena ; Greenberg, Benjamin D. ; Norén, Georg ; Batistuzzo, Marcelo ; Hoexter, Marcelo Queiroz ; Cecílio, Soraya ; Savage, Cary R ; Rasmussen, Steven ; Miguel, Euripedes Constantino. / Neuropsychological outcome of ventral capsular/ventral striatal gamma capsulotomy for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder : A pilot study. In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2009 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 393-397.
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