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Argentine president to undergo surgery

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-10-07

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo surgery on Tuesday to treat a subdural haematoma, or blood on the brain, her doctors have said.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery on Tuesday relating to a subdural hematoma, or blood on the brain, her doctors said on Monday.

The president’s condition may have come from hitting her head during a fall she took in August, although she was cleared by her physicians at the time.

Fernandez was admitted to hospital on Monday for pre-surgical checks after reporting a tingling sensation in her left arm, said doctors at the Buenos Aires medical center where she is being be treated.

On Saturday Fernandez was ordered to rest for a month due to her condition.

“The initial recommendation for rest and observation issued on Saturday ... was modified,” said a statement from the Fundacion Favaloro hospital. “Considering these symptoms, the president’s medical team is suggesting surgery.”

The surgery will keep the combative 60-year-old leader out of action ahead of Oct. 27 mid-term congressional elections that will determine how much legislative clout she enjoys during her final two years in office.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-10-07

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