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Thorough analysis of the available archeological and literary evidence reveals that trepanation was widely practiced throughout China thousands of years ago. A significant number of trepanned Chinese skulls have been unearthed showing signs of healing and suggesting that patients survived after surgery. Trepanation was likely performed for both therapeutic and/or spiritual reasons. Medical and historical works from Chinese literature contain descriptions of primitive neurosurgical procedures. These include stories of surgeons, such as the legendary Hua Tuo, and surgical techniques used for the treatment of brain pathologies. The lack of translation of Chinese reports into the English language and/or lack of publications on this topic in the English language may have contributed to the misconception that ancient China was devoid of trepanation. A paper summarizes the available evidence attesting to the performance of successful primitive cranial surgery in ancient China 1).

see Neurosurgery in the People’s Republic of China: an Update from Ling Feng

Journals

Hospitals

Baoding


Beijing


Department of Neurosurgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130033, People's Republic of China.


Chengdu

Department of neurosurgery, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230000, China

Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central-South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, China.

Guangzhou.

Hangzhou

Department of Neurosurgery, Hongqi Hospital of Mudanjiang Medical University, Heilongjiang, China.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, SAR, China

Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Huai'an Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, No. 62 South Huaihai Road, Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, 223002, People's Republic of China.

Department of Neurosurgery, Huzhou Central Hospital, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Jinan

Jining

Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, People's Republic of China


Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, No. 264 GuangZhou Road, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.


Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, 226001, Jiangsu, China.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Sixth People's Hospital of Nantong, Nantong, 226001, Jiangsu, China.

Shanghai

Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou City, Guangdong Prov., China

Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University , Shenyang, Liaoning , P.R. China

Shijiazhuang.


Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 188 Shizi Street, Canglang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215000, China.


Department of Neurosurgery, Tianjin Medical University, General Hospital, Tianjin, China


Neurosurgery department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University in Urumqi city of China


Department of Neurosurgery, Wenzhou Medical University Second Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou, China


Department of Neurosurgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China.


Department of Neurosurgery , Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College , Wuhu , Anhui Province , China


Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Affiliated with Nanjing Medical University of Wuxi, Wuxi, China.


Department of Neurosurgery, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710038, PR China.


Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Yan'an University, Yan'an, People's Republic of China.


Yangzhou

1)
Hobert L, Binello E. Trepanation in Ancient China. World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 18. pii: S1878-8750(16)31039-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.051. Review. PubMed PMID: 27769950.
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