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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