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 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 - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Taub, A., Lopes, A. C., Fuentes, D., D'Alcante, C. C., De Mathis, M. E., Canteras, M. M., Siviero, M., Greenberg, B. D., Norén, G., Batistuzzo, M., Hoexter, M. Q., Cecílio, S., Savage, C., Rasmussen, S., & Miguel, E. C. (2009). Neuropsychological outcome of ventral capsular/ventral striatal gamma capsulotomy for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: A pilot study. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 21(4), 393-397. https://doi.org/10.1176/jnp.2009.21.4.393