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trephination

 [tref€´€ĭ-na´shun]
use of the trephine for creating an opening in the skull or in the sclera.
dental trephination surgical creation of a fistula by puncturing the soft tissue and bone overlying the root apex to provide drainage. Called also apicostomy.

treph·i·na·tion

(tref'i-nā'shŭn),
Removal of a circular piece ("button") of cranium by a trephine.
Synonym(s): trepanation

treph·i·na·tion

(tref'i-nā'shŭn)
Removal of a circular piece of cranium by a trephine.

trepanation (trephination),

n the act of surgically cutting a round hole.

trepanation, trephination

use of the trephine for creating an opening in the skull or in the sclera.
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The authors' preferred current management of choice for unfractured cysts which require treatment is trepanation and injection of bone-stimulating materials into the defect, through a trepanation site large enough to prevent increased intraluminal pressure while the injection is occurring.
The trepanation probably did not cause this patient lasting problems.
In grave L-35, the adult male had a trepanation of the skull, which caused his death.
One of the exceptions to this situation was the publication of a note by Walmsley (1923) on a cranium which displayed a trepanation and was recovered from Nendrum monastery, Co.
Doctors in Britain will not perform the procedure - trepanation, aimed at letting blood flow more easily around the brain.
As with tattoos and trepanation, the overall significance of tooth removal clearly depended on its relation to symbolisms of the body as yet poorly understood, such as the tendency in Italian Neolithic groups to use the female body as a symbol.
Among other procedures unknown to Spanish surgeons, Areilza seems to have introduced trepanations into brain surgery, as well as the use of hypnosis.
There is no shortage of the naval missions and battles that characterize the Hornblower school of naval fiction, but O'Brian gave a tremendous amount of space over to Maturin's investigations of natural history and his medical practices--exotic fauna, birds and beetles, trepanations, bleeding, tincture of laudanum.