An overview of treatment options for postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic surgical procedures


Turgut H. C. , ARSLAN M.

ANAESTHESIA PAIN & INTENSIVE CARE, vol.20, no.2, pp.193-200, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : ANAESTHESIA PAIN & INTENSIVE CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-200

Abstract

Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a well-known entity following surgical procedures and may result in serious complications include aspiration of gastric contents, prolonged recovery period, impaired surgical wound healing. Laparoscopic surgery alone is a known risk factor for PONV and different treatment options with various agents are preferred for PONV prophylaxis and treatment.