It's not often that infants need multiple surgeries in the first two years of life, but for those who do, there may be long-terms risks associated with visits to the operating room, a new study finds. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, Dr. Randall Flick and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic report that infants who undergo multiple surgical procedures before age 2 may show developmental problems that go beyond the risks of the procedures themselves.
TIME, Alice Park, 10/4/11
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