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The treatment of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome by limbic leucotomy.
  1. M Robertson,
  2. M Doran,
  3. M Trimble,
  4. A J Lees
  1. Department of Neurology, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London.


    A patient with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and severe self-injurious compulsions who had failed to respond to drug treatment and behavioural therapy obtained a complete and sustained resolution of his destructive behaviour and improvement in his tics following bilateral limbic leucotomy.

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