Dextran -70 and Hyskon???
From: Jean (email@example.com)
Sun Feb 25 22:27:27 2001
Does anyone know what Dextran-70 is???
I read on on of my previous surgical reports (from 1986) that:
Just prior to closing 100 cc. of Dextran-70 was instilled inot the
peritoneal cavity to help retard further adhesions formation.
In the heading of the same report it also says:
Laparotomy, lysis of adhesions, partial omenectomy,left
salping-oopharectomy and instilled Hyskon.
Is Hyskon the same thing as Dextran-70 but just another word for it?
Is this Dextran or Hyskon an adhesion barrier? If so, I though they
aren't approved in the US.....this was in 1986??
When I mentioned to my doctor in 1989 that the previous doctor said he
put an adhesion barrier in me he had a fit & said it wasn't even
approved to be used in the US yet.
Has anyone else had this?
Apparently it didn't work because 3 years later I was back in for the
other ovary with adhesions etc.
JEAN (from PA)
Jean (from PA)