General Postoperative Complications

  • Gulsah KaraorenEmail author


In patients undergoing anesthesia, it has been suggested that postoperative complications develop in approximately 25% of cases. The complication rate varies according to the surgery applied, the anesthesia technique, and preexisting comorbidities. Further treatment may be required for postoperative complications and hospital discharge may be delayed. With correct perioperative evaluation and early identification, risks can be minimized.


Postoperative complications Anesthesia recovery period Respiratory insufficiency Cardiac dysrhythmia Postoperative nausea and vomiting Respiratory failure 



Antidiuretic hormone


American Society of Anesthesiologists


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Deep tendon reflexes


Obstructive sleep apnea


Postoperative nausea and vomiting


Transuretheral resection


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul Umraniye Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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