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Lowsley tractor

Pronunciation: lows'le

Definition: 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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