Surgical anesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ, brain structure

8 junio 2015

Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a new study. The authors of the study recommend additional studies to determine anesthesia’s precise molecular effects on the brain and contribution to diminished brain function and composition.
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