trephining


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trephining

(trē-fĭn′ĭng)
The process of cutting bone with a trephine.
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The subadult bald eagle described in Figure 1 after removal of the eschar and trephining the cranium.
In all cases of present study, trephining of skull bone was done similar to Singh et al.
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.