Throughout the three campaigns of the Sleswick-Holstein war, there was only one case of trephining which gave a favorable result.
I have seen results of trephining by American surgeons which could not be bettered anywhere.
Accordingly a trephining was done, and these adhesions, real or supposed, were broken up.
An abscess involving the turbinated bones is similar to the collection of pus in the sinuses and must be relieved by trephining.
In former days trephining was a much more frequent operation than it is now, and apparently more successful.
After trephining the symptom improved, but got worse again; when seen by us was having one daily.
trephining is an operation which can be performed by any surgeon who is used to ophthalmic manipulations, and who has good sight.
This being the case one cannot truthfully say that trephining alone can take the place of the old Graefe iridectomy.
trephining directly over the area of the abscess (rarely necessary).
trephine tre·phine (trĭ-fīn')
A cylindrical or crown saw for the removal of a disk of bone, especially from the skull, or removal of other firm tissue such as that of the cornea. v. tre·phined, tre·phin·ing, tre·phines
To operate on with a trephine.