Removal of a specific portion of the cerebral cortex. [cortic- + G. ektome, excision]

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cor·ti·cec·to·my (kor″tĭ-sekґtə-me) topectomy.

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  • topectomy — to·pec·to·my tə pek tə mē n, pl mies surgical excision of selected portions of the frontal cortex of the brain esp. for the relief of medically intractable epilepsy * * * to·pec·to·my (to pekґtə me) [top + ectomy] ablation of a small and… …   Medical dictionary

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