Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder

Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Based on these findings, there is little support for delaying a minor procedure to reduce the potential neurodevelopmental risks of anesthesia in children. The results are published online in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder

Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder, Thu 14 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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