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k or body of the bladder that is cut, the instrument might more properly be called a cystotome. Li-thot′o-me — cache. (Surgical.) An instrument used in lithotomy. It is introduced with blades concealed in a sheath, from which they are protruded, by pressing upon a lever, on reaching the place of operation. The incision is made by withdrawing the instrument. It is made single or double bladed. Called also a bistouri-cache. This instrument is specifically recommended by Sabatier, 1797, in an article read before the National Institute of France, October 6, 1797. Li-thot′o-my-bi-sect′or. (Surgical.) An instrument for making the bilateral incisions in lithotomy. Li-thot′o-my-for′ceps. An instrument (b, Fig. 2978) for extracting stone from the bladder through the opening previously made by lithotomy. Its blades are concave, with rasp teeth cut in to take a firm hold on the stone, the outer surface well rounded to admit of easy introduction, with crossed
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