Chauliac not only used the trephine, but laid down very exact indications for its application.
And the use of the trephine, where the affected side can be distinguished.
The case had almost to a certainty been smashed to pieces; still, there was a chance that the trephine had escaped injury.
He had been searching for two hours when he found the trephine.
The galvano-cautery, trephine, and spokeshave should be avoided.
A trephine is just like a corkscrew, only in place of the screw you have a cup of steel.
The suffusion of the brain will increase quickly, so we must trephine at once or it may be too late.
Hippocrates, we have seen, uses the words and to denote the trephine.
The trephine used should be three-quarters of an inch to one inch in diameter according as the patient is a child or an adult.
The Latin term for the trephine, modiolus, has the same meaning.
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.