Multiple Surgeries Before Age 2 Could Disrupt Development, Study Finds

Infants who are put under for surgery more than once before the age of 2 may be at increased risk of learning disabilities later in life, according to research from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The use of general anesthesia in infants undergoing surgery is currently considered very safe, but mounting evidence, first in animals and more recently in humans, suggests that repeated exposure to anesthetics in the first few years of life could cause brain damage if carried out during certain...Full Story
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