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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:

APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2016). Cingulotomy. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from