Translation of lobotomy in Spanish:

lobotomy

lobotomía, n.

Pronunciation /ləˈbɑdəmi//ləˈbɒtəmi/

nounPlural lobotomies

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    lobotomía feminine
    • A cingulutomy is a prefrontal lobotomy that severs certain functions between the two frontal hemispheres.
    • Upon receipt of the promised champagne and chocolates I can recommend a friendly brain surgeon, skilled in pre-frontal lobotomies.
    • Several were of a gruesome medical procedure, a prefrontal lobotomy.
    • By the late 1950s, more than 30,000 patients had had lobotomies and the surgery was being used to ‘cure’ everything from mental retardation to homosexuality to criminal insanity.
    • These were the days when doubts were being voiced about lobotomies and leucotomies and other simple little strokes of the specialist's knife.
    • Later, a visiting neurosurgeon used the theater to perform lobotomies on patients who were scarcely aware of what was being done to them.
    • It compares with a surgeon going into an operating theatre without knowing whether he is going to remove an appendix or perform a lobotomy; and who knows, if he gets really inspired, he may amputate the patient's left leg.
    • The number of lobotomies, or leucotomies, fell dramatically after the 1950s, as drugs became available, especially for schizophrenia.
    • In 1967, Freeman performed a lobotomy on one of his original patients in Berkeley, California.
    • His lifelong guilt came from allowing his mother to authorize a lobotomy on his sister; twenty years later, he still regarded his mother with both reverence and resentment.
    • There was, however, the far more brutal chance that he would be donated to the Experimental Surgery wing for a lobotomy.
    • Neurosurgeons everywhere started to abandon lobotomy in favour of more humane methods of treatment.
    • There were other types of lobotomy as well… as many varieties as there were imaginative neurosurgeons.
    • It seems that in the 1930s, when Egas Moniz was doing the first lobotomies on humans, treating mental illness was urgent for some reason.
    • Although we no longer burn mental patients at the stake or perform lobotomies, this new research demonstrates that our treatments for schizophrenia are still far from ideal.
    • This operation, also called prefrontal leucotomy or standard lobotomy, was performed widely, and soon its beneficial as well as its detrimental effects became apparent.
    • We have all soaked up enough of music's answer to general anaesthetic to have lobotomies performed quite painlessly.
    • Little attention was paid to what happened to those subjected to lobotomies after surgery.
    • A few months after performing his first lobotomy in 1936, Freeman presented the case to the annual meeting of the Southern Medical Association.
    • The painter's younger sister, Jacqueline, who was physically and mentally handicapped had a lobotomy when she was a child and spent her life in a mental institution.