Bilateral thermal capsulotomy with MR-guided focused ultrasound for patients with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: a proof-of-concept study

@article{Jung2015BilateralTC,
  title={Bilateral thermal capsulotomy with MR-guided focused ultrasound for patients with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: a proof-of-concept study},
  author={Hae Hyuk Jung and Sun Jin Kim and Daeyoung Roh and J. G. Chang and Won Sik Chang and Eun Jung Kweon and Chung-Hoon Kim and Jin Woo Chang},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={1205-1211}
}
Despite optimal pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral treatments, a proportion of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) remain refractory to treatment. Neurosurgical ablative or nondestructive stimulation procedures to treat these refractory patients have been investigated. However, despite the potential benefits of these surgical procedures, patients show significant surgery-related complications. This preliminary study investigated the use of bilateral thermal capsulotomy for… CONTINUE READING
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