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Doctors warn of the dangers of trepanning

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7235.602/c (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:602
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Doctors have warned about the dangers of trepanning after the launch of several websites promoting the “do it yourself” surgery and the case of a Gloucestershire woman who drilled a 2 cm diameter hole in her skull.

    Concern has been expressed about the growing interest in trepanning for a several conditions, including depression and the chronic fatigue syndrome. Concern is also growing about the increasing promotion of trepanning, including videos, T …

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