Trephination in Anatolia: Case Report and Review


NALBANTOGLU E., ŞENGÜL G.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.30, ss.612-616, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.612-616

Özet

Trephinations have been performed throughout Anatolia starting from the Neolithic Age. This study contributes to the international literature reviewing trephination cases from different regions of Anatolia previously reported in Turkish publications, and also presents a new trephination case found in Assos (Canakkale, Western Anatolia). The trephination case presented belongs to a middle-aged female and is located on the right side of the frontal bone, with a largest diameter of 27 mm. The borders of the opening showed evidence of complete healing, indicating survival.