Retrieval of a detached resectoscope sheath beak during a TURP
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The detachment of a resectoscope beak during transurethral resection is a rare and unpleasant event. Published techniques for its retrieval are not practical to the majority of urologists. The authors outline a novel approach for the retrieval of a detached continuous-flow resectoscope plastic beak that is quick, safe, and effective. The plastic beak is extracted at the time of detachment using standard continuous-flow resectoscope equipment. This has increased patient safety as no further loss of time and blood resulted from the delay associated with the more conventional approaches.