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A form of psychosurgery which involves lesioning all or part of the brain’s cingulate gyrus. Originally developed as a lobotomy alternative, it is used today to treat severe cases of chronic pain or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Massachusetts General Hospital has an in-depth description of the surgery and the reasons to have it/not to have it here: http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/Functional/cingulot.htm

APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2016). Cingulotomy. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/cingulotomy/