Surgical Anesthesia In Young Children Linked To Diminished Language Comprehension, Lower IQ And Decreased Gray Matter

Surgical anesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ, brain structure (Science Daily, June 8, 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 in the journal Pediatrics.

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