From Big Medical Encyclopedia

SUBTALAMOTOMIYA (Latin the sub-prefix meaning stay under + thalamus - a thalamus + Greek tome a section, a section) — surgical stereotaxic operation (see. Stereotaxic neurosurgery ), consisting in destruction of the nek-ry subcrustal structures located under a thalamus; it is made for treatment of defeats of extrapyramidal system — see. Kampotomiya .