International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 465–466 | Cite as

Retrieval of a detached resectoscope sheath beak during a TURP

  • Chi Can Huynh
  • Nazim Ali Ahmad
  • Henry WooEmail author
Urology - Case Report


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.


TURP Resectoscope 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyWestmead HospitalWestmead, SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Discipline of Surgery, Department of UrologyUniversity of Sydney, Westmead HospitalWestmead, SydneyAustralia

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