Use of dextran to prevent intraperitoneal adhesions caused by maize starch powder.

Abstract

Experimental studies in rats demonstrated that maize starch powder used as lubricant in surgical gloves induces intraperitoneal granulomatosis with formation of adhesions. The possible use of dextran 70 to minimize these adhesions was investigated. By grading the formation of adhesions, it was found that dextran given intraperitoneally reduced the extent of adhesions.

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@article{Reikers1985UseOD, title={Use of dextran to prevent intraperitoneal adhesions caused by maize starch powder.}, author={Olav Reiker{\aa}s and Kenneth Nordstrand}, journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes}, year={1985}, volume={17 4}, pages={251-3} }