Table 6

Adverse effects reported following anterior capsulotomy (n=20)

Adverse effectImmediate postop (N (%))12 months (N (%))Long term follow-up (N (%))
Urinary incontinence3 (15)1 (5)2 (10)
Nausea0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Dizziness1 (5)0 (0)2 (10)
Headache8 (40)0 (0)3 (15)
Confusion5 (25)0 (0)0 (0)
Ataxia1 (5)0 (0)0 (0)
Concentration problems0 (0)1 (5)2 (10)
Memory problems0 (0)1 (5)2 (10)
Amotivation1 (5)0 (0)4 (20)
Tiredness3 (15)0 (0)0 (0)
Somnolence1 (5)0 (0)0 (0)
Seizures/epilepsy0 (0)0 (0)1 (5)
Weight gain0 (0)0 (0)3 (15)*
Subjective personality change0 (0)0 (0)2 (10)
Lack of emotional response0 (0)0 (0)1 (5)
Addiction0 (0)0 (0)1 (5)
  • * Range 10–13 kg. Unfortunately, preoperative weight was not available for all participants.