Peritoneal fluid accumulation with dextran 70 instilled at time of laparoscopy

A. H. Krinsky, F. P. Haseltine, A. DeCherney

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A patient is presented that had installation of Hyskon at the time of laparoscopy and then had a laparotomy. Fifty milliliters of Hyskon was instilled into the abdomen, and the next day at laparotomy 255 ml of peritoneal fluid was present, demonstrating that Hyskon was able to promote the transfer of a large volume of fluid into the peritoneal cavity. By separating fibrin-covered surfaces, this hydroflotation effect inhibits adhesion formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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