Urethroscope - definition of urethroscope by The Free Dictionary
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An instrument for examining the interior of the urethra.
u′re·thros′co·py (yo͝or′ə-thrŏs′kə-pē) n.
(Medicine) a medical instrument for examining the urethra
[C20: see urethra, -scope]
u•re•thro•scope (yʊˈri θrəˌskoʊp)
an apparatus for observing the urethra.
u•re`thro•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
u•re•thros•co•py (ˌyʊər əˈθrɒs kə pi) n.
n. uretroscopio, instrumento para visualizar el interior de la uretra.
References in periodicals archive
Tenders are invited for supply and installation of flexible fiber optic cysto urethroscope
"The endoscope (urethroscope
) Avery introduced in 1840 was designed as an illumination device for ure-throscopy and laryngoscopy.
The stricture was incised at 12 o'clock positions cutting through the entire fibrous tissue until the urethroscope
passed easily into the urinary bladder.
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) was performed by William Mixter in 1923 with the aid of a urethroscope
which he used to examine and perform the procedure in a child with obstructive hydrocephalus (34,35).
Instead, the surgeon passes a small fiberoptic instrument called a urethroscope
through the urethra and bladder into the ureter.