from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as stylet.


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  • When it becomes impossible to dilate or pass the canal of such a stricture by the ordinary means, it is recommended to divide the part by the lancetted stilette.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • A great improvement is effected on Mr. Holt's later instruments by this wire being made hollow, and fitted with a stilette, for by this means we can with certainty ascertain whether or not the instrument has been passed into the bladder.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners

  • I introduced a trocar which enter - ed the abdomen, and evacuated a small qoantity of fluidĀ» but was stopped by a cyst of uncotnitnon firmĀ» ness which I could not penetrate till I withdrew the stilette, and introduced through the eanula the trocar used for pnnctwing the bladder through the rectum.

    Medico-Chirurgical Transanction


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