trephining


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trephining

(trē-fĭn′ĭng)
The process of cutting bone with a trephine.
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Surgical treatment was sometimes indicated in bone and joint disease and involved arthrectomy (opening the joint), erasion (the clean scraping of the joint of tubercular matter in an effort to save function), trephining (removal of a section of bone), and drainage of the joint by aspiration or, if an open lesion, by gravity; extensive disease required amputation of the limb.
Trephining or trepanning involves drilling or cutting a hole in the skull in order to relieve pressure on the brain tissue.
Focal epilepsy: Trephining and removal of a small hemorrhagic focus.