Lobotomy vs Lobectomy - What's the difference?

lobotomy | lobectomy |

Lobotomy is a see also of lobectomy.


As nouns the difference between lobotomy and lobectomy

is that lobotomy is a surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses while lobectomy is (surgery) the surgical removal of a lobe from an organ such as the lung or the brain.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lobotomy

English

Noun

(wikipedia lobotomy) (lobotomies)
  • A surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses.
  • The severing of the prefrontal cortex from the thalamic region of the brain.
  • The severing of the sympathetic nerve trunk.
  • Synonyms

    * leucotomy

    lobectomy

    English

    Noun

    (lobectomies)
  • (surgery) The surgical removal of a lobe from an organ such as the lung or the brain.
  • See also

    * lobotomy * pneumonectomy