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Researchers link surgical anesthesia in young children to adverse effects on IQ, brain structure.


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 from researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The team recommend additional studies to determine anesthesia’s precise molecular effects on the brain and contribution to diminished brain function

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