Jenny, Thanks....I looked it up and it is the same thing. It is a replacement fluid to keep things moist in hopes of preventing adhesions. JEAN (from PA)
>>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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)