a slender, curved instrument with flexible blades at its tip, which can be opened or closed by rotation at the proximal end of the tractor; it is passed through the urethra into the bladder and used to retract the prostate gland downward into the operative field in the initial stages of perineal prostatectomy.
Lowsley,Oswald S., U.S. urologist, 1884-1955.
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Lowsley tractor - instrument used in perineal prostatectomy.