National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206--210

Common postoperative complications after general anesthesia in oral and maxillofacial surgery


Parveen Akhter Lone, Nisar Ahmed Wani, Qurrat ul Ain, Abha Heer, Ranjna Devi, Shivani Mahajan 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Parveen Akhter Lone
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Aim and Objectives: Anesthesia is Greek word meaning loss of sensation, and involves painful invasive procedure to be performed with little distress and no pain to the patient. Postoperative anesthetic complications are very common and duration of surgery is frequently cited as major risk factor for postoperative complications. The recognition and treatment of these complications are important when providing good quality care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate mild, moderate, and severe postoperative complications in patients undergoing maxillofacial surgery under general anesthesia and also determine the safety of general anesthesia in healthy and patients with comorbidities. Subjects and Methods: This prospective study was conducted in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department. Two hundred and twenty patients who were operated under general anesthesia were taken in study. All relevant past medical and dental records were noted and were supported by preformulated questionnaire and was filled preoperatively and after surgery to 12 weeks. Results: Mild-to-moderate and severe complications were noted. Females showed more complications than males. Most common complications were sore throat, dysphagia, nausea, vomiting, pain, swelling in normal patients, and in patients with comorbidities delayed wound healing, hypertension, and infection were also seen. Conclusion: The use of General Anesthesia is considered safe but it has few risks associated with it and past medical conditions should be evaluated preoperatively.


How to cite this article:
Lone PA, Wani NA, Ain Qu, Heer A, Devi R, Mahajan S. Common postoperative complications after general anesthesia in oral and maxillofacial surgery.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2021;12:206-210


How to cite this URL:
Lone PA, Wani NA, Ain Qu, Heer A, Devi R, Mahajan S. Common postoperative complications after general anesthesia in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 26 ];12:206-210
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