Postoperative vomiting (PV) is a complication of surgery under general mainly anaesthesia. Nowadays about 1 in 3 surgical patients complain of PV. The aetiology of PV is multimodal and so must be the management. There are simple methods to predict the patients who will vomit postoperatively and these patients must be managed with special measures, preferably before PV will be established. Aetiology, prediction and management of high risk for PV patients are analyzed and discussed.

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Gabapentin was tested as complementary analgesic in 25 cancer patients in whom pain was not sufficiently controlled by transdermal fentanyl. Neuropathic pain syndrome in these patients consisted of burning pain and allodynia. Gabapentin was administered at a dose of 648±206,4mg, while dosage of transdermal fentanyl was fixed (261±98,1μg/h).

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We present a case of severe postoperative negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) in a young male patient scheduled for elective surgery. During recovery from anesthesia the patient got agitated, bit the laryngeal mask persistently and made forceful inspiratory efforts.

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The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of postoperative vomiting (POV) in patients undergoing operations under general anaesthesia, as well as the application of a simple risk score for prediction of POV. Four hundred thirty one patients scheduled to undergo four different kinds of surgical procedures under general anaesthesia (mastectomy, thyreoidectomy, abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy) were included in the study.

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Pulmonary oedema after general anaesthesia is a rare complication and it has been described as well in children as in adults. A case of a healthy child, who developed pulmonary oedema early after emergence from general anaesthesia is reported. Possible causes and management are discussed and a brief review of the literature is referred.

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