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Maisonneuve Urethrotome

Cuts strictures forward

This instrument was Invented by Jacques-Gilles Maisonneuve of Paris in 1855.

The urethrotome is passed through the stricture and the blade opened forward, cutting through the stricture. The end of the urethrotome unscrews to reveal a thread which can be attached to a filiform bougie or whip, to guide the operator through the correct passage.

This exhibit was manufactured by the instrument makers Weiss of London.

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