I don't know if the Dextran-70 and Hyskon are the same but Hyskon is used in the US. In fact my doctors have been using it in me. I believe someone told me a few weeks ago when I asked about it from the IAS that it is a body replacement fluid. You might could look back within the last 2-3 weeks worth of posts and find it again.
>From: email@example.com (Jean (from PA))
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Dextran -70 and Hyskon???
>Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 23:28:37 -0600
>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)