Anesthesia Kills Brain Cells, But What Does It Mean?

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 125(6):1090–1091, 2016)

Neurocognitive dysfunction following early exposure to anesthesia is an area of concern for anesthesiologists. Recent studies including the General Anaesthesia and Awake–Regional Anaesthesia in Infancy and the Pediatric Anesthesia Neurodevelopment Assessment trials have indicated that short duration/exposure to general anesthesia does not result in serious consequences in very young children.

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