resectoscope

A thin, tube-like instrument used to remove tissue from inside the body. A resectoscope has a light and lens for viewing. It also has a tool to remove tissue using an electrical current. It is inserted through the urethra to treat prostate disease in men and through the vagina and cervix to treat abnormal uterine bleeding in women.

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  • resectoscope — [ri sek′tə skōp΄] n. a thin, hollow, flexible surgical instrument inserted through the urethra or vagina for use in the biopsy of tissue or the removal of lesions from the prostate gland, bladder, or uterus resectoscopic [ri sek΄təskäp′ik] adj. * …   Universalium

  • resectoscope — [ri sek′tə skōp΄] n. a thin, hollow, flexible surgical instrument inserted through the urethra or vagina for use in the biopsy of tissue or the removal of lesions from the prostate gland, bladder, or uterus resectoscopic [ri sek΄təskäp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • resectoscope — noun a surgical instrument used for performing a resection …   Wiktionary

  • resectoscope — A special endoscopic instrument for the transurethral electrosurgical removal of lesions involving the bladder, prostate gland, or urethra. * * * re·sec·to·scope ri sek tə .skōp n an instrument consisting of a tubular fenestrated sheath with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • resectoscope — re·sec·to·scope …   English syllables

  • resectoscope — n. a type of surgical instrument (an endoscope) used in resection of the prostate or in the removal of bladder tumours …   The new mediacal dictionary

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