trephining


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trephining

(trē-fĭn′ĭng)
The process of cutting bone with a trephine.
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The trepanning or trephining procedure was begun about 10,000 years ago.
Chloroform was used for all the more important operations except trephining unless refused by the patient or where a surgeon was inundated.
Mortality rates were as follows: trephining, 15%; splenectomy, 100%; herniotomy, 26%; hysterectomy, 92%; and transfusion, 75%.