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Pentax flexible cystoscope

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034053 a-c
Description
Pentax flexible cystoscope consists of (a) a handpiece and (b) a copper cap; the handpiece is a solid, cylindrical, black metal four-sided piece with a circular dome at the proximal end with a silver-coloured head, narrow at the insert, and widening in step-like stages; midsection houses a wheel-l…
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Accession Number
997034053 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Pentax flexible cystoscope consists of (a) a handpiece and (b) a copper cap; the handpiece is a solid, cylindrical, black metal four-sided piece with a circular dome at the proximal end with a silver-coloured head, narrow at the insert, and widening in step-like stages; midsection houses a wheel-like hub that rotates right and left and is used for focusing the lens; beyond this hub is a flat collar with two rivets; inside this collar is an eyepiece consisting of three circles ending with a glass centre; circular dome, base, hollow silver tube, wide collar with an inner hollow tube; lower insert 3.7 cm slightly angled port with a luer-lok end; attached to the side of the tube and riveted to centre of dome is a flat "L"-shaped lever 0.7 cm in width, free movement backwards and forwards, with a black grooved thumb piece at the end; movement of this lever enables the operator to explore all areas of the bladder; stamped on the flat surface of the lever is "D" and "U" for "down" and "up"; 2 cm beyond the handpiece, there is a port inserted at a 90° angle into the left side of the metal area; the base is metal and is inserted in the centre is a silver metal attachment with a luer-lok end; attached to the right side of the dome is a cone-shaped 5.5 cm rubber sleeve with a silver ring at the end of the dome; inserted through this sleeve is a black cord that ends with another cone-shaped sleeve inserted into a solid step-like base with a cylindrical silver piece jutting out from the centre; this piece plugs into a power source, which supplies the light for the scope; the tip houses a mirror with a pinhole in the centre; the copper cap (b) fits over a pin on the lower surface of the base; at the top of this cap is a metal rivet and hole through the midsection with a ring going through it; the ring attaches to a chain, which then attaches to a white plastic card; this is the "ETO" cap; this cap has to be in place when the cystoscope is sterilized by gas, otherwise the fibres and the balloon a the operative end will disintegrate; proximal to the handpiece is a solid, tubular metal piece tapering to a sleeve-like pylon with a flexible cord insert; there is a wide, shiny black band 8.5 cm from the end of this cord.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cystoscope - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 4.75 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - cord - Size: Length 186.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Pentax
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
C. Kelly : not in use before 1960
Material
metal: silver; black
plastic: white
glass: clear; silvered
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) Handpiece: "PENTAX FCY - 15P"; lever on dome stamped, "[upward-pointing triangle] D // [downward-pointing triangle] U"; distal end top has an oval-shaped indentation with scroll "A 81057 // JAPAN"; (b) the card attached to the cap reads, "ETO CAP (OF - G4) // ETO gas sterilization and AERation // Important: See OPERAting MANual for complete instructions. // PENTAX JAPAN"; back of card has Japanese printing
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
No corrosion; no cracks visible in the plastic; parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Claire Kelly, OR nurse; CD #1
Research Facts
Used for diagnostic purposes, and as an operating instrument to dissect bladderwall tumours, bladder stones, and many related bladder problems. Port "A": special solutions are used during surgery and this tube acts as the inflow/outflow system; Port "B": used for the introduction of flexible instruments for use during bladder procedures; there is a balloon that is blown up to test it for leaks and to anchor the tip in the bladder; if this balloon is damaged in any way, the instrument cannot be used; beyond this balloon is a silver ring that houses the tip; there are three tiny glass mirrors at 11, 12, and 1 o'clock, and at 6 o'clock there is a circular opening through which instrumentation is passed from the mechanisms on the handpiece.
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