Lowsley tractor

Lows·ley trac·tor

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.


Oswald S., U.S. urologist, 1884-1955.
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Two of the more commonly performed minimally invasive techniques, the Staney procedure and use of the Lowsley tractor, were recently highlighted (Bullman, 2011).