Is general anaesthesia risky for kids?

Is general anaesthesia risky for kids?
A child performing cognitive tasks while the brainwaves are monitored and tracked. Last year, about 8,000 infants and children below 18 years old had general anaesthesia at KKH. Many parents question if exposure to general anaesthesia at an early age would affect their children’s brain development in the long term.
PHOTO: KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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