Background: The surgeon should have an understanding of basic general anesthesia principles. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the complications of general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgical procedures. Materials & methods: Screening of data records of a total of 1853 patients was done who underwent various surgical procedures during general anesthesia during one year time. Among these patients, aaesthetic complications were present in 136 patients. Complete medical and clinical of all the patients were obtained from record files. A separate Performa was made for recording and segregating the postoperative complications occurring due to administration of general anesthesia. All the results were recorded and analyzed by SPSS software. Results: The most common anesthetic complication observed in the present study was postoperative pain, found to be present in 40.44 percent of patient population. Nausea and vomiting were found to be present in 33.09 percent of the patient population. Sore throat and anaphylaxis were found to be present in 17.65 and 7.35 percent of patient population. Conclusion: Both the anesthesiologist and the surgeon should be aware of potential complications that can occur in patients schedule to undergo surgical procedures under general anesthesia.
Key words: Anesthesia, Complications, Surgical
Received: 13 March, 2019 Revised: 10 July 2019 Accepted: 11 July 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Priyesh Bhaskar, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Career Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, UP
This article may be cited as: Bhaskar P. Retrospective assessment of complications of general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgical procedures. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 62-64.