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.
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Lowsley,Oswald S., U.S. urologist, 1884-1955.
Lowsley prostate retractor
Lowsley ribbon-gut needle
Lowsley stone crusher
Lowsley tractor - instrument used in perineal prostatectomy.
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