Definitions for "Pallidotomy"
A surgical operation in which surgeons destroy small areas of the globus pallidus in order to alleviate some of the symptoms of PD.
1. A destructive operation on the globus pallidus (a structure deep within the brain), done to relive involuntary movement or muscular rigidity.
A surgical procedure in which a wire probe is inserted into the globus pallidus of the brain to heat the surrounding tissue and destroy nerves with the goal of helping to reduce uncontrollable movements caused by neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease.