lobotomy's... do they go through your nose or eye socket?

United States
November 5, 2008 11:41pm CST
yeah i know another weird question but i have always wondered if they went through the patients nose or eye socket to cut into their brain?? i saw a horror movie where they showed a drawing that they did it through the eye but woudlnt that mean they would have to remove it?? and then what?? pop it back in?? puke!! nose makes sense.. so which way was it?? and did many actually end up successful?? i never heard of one..
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I thought that for certain types they went through the nose, but others they opened up their skull. I have never heard of the eye socket thing lol
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
7 Nov 08
well he is an article about a guy who had one, didn't know it and then researched what it was. It is a decent read http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5014080 They don't take anything out when they do a transorbital lobotomy.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
11 Nov 08
I found this information about lobotomy. It sounds pretty scary. There are nerves that connect the frontal lobes to the rest of the brain. The idea behind psychosurgery, later proven to be invalid, was that these nerves were somehow malformed or damaged, and if they were severed they might regenerate into new, healthy connections. Contrary to popular conception, the operation was not used only on psychiatric patients. Many people were lobotomized for “intractable pain”, such as chronic, severe backaches or agonizing headaches. © ronaldinu 2008
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• United States
12 Nov 08
i know i would probably have been given one because of my headaches and constant pain.. i wonder if any one had normal lives after it or what?!?!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
6 Nov 08
They go from the top as far as I've heard and witnessed after the fact. Cut the top of the cranium and do their thing then replace and wait for mending of bones.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
i wonder if that movie was bs then.. i know i had seen something that shown at the top of the head too.. hmm