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President undergoes urgent surgery, cancels engagements to 1 January

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 29-12-2017 22:11:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was on Thursday operated on at Lisbon’s Curry Cabral Hospital for an umbilical hernia, with all his engagements through to 1 January having been cancelled, according to his office.

President undergoes urgent surgery, cancels engagements to 1 January

 

Rebelo de Sousa “was this afternoon interned in Hospital Curry Cabral [in Lisbon] to be operated on for an umbilical hernia” that had become strangulated, a statement posted on his official website said.

 

“This operation had long been foreseen for early January, but doctors overseeing the patient decided to bring it forward, because [the hernia] had become incarcerated”, the statement said, using another phrase for a strangulated hernia, which is a medical emergency.

 

According to the statement, the president “has cancelled all today’s agenda, as well as that of the next few days, including trips foreseen for 31 December and 1 January” to parts of Portugal affected by October’s deadly forest fires.

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Edition 1458
13 January 2018
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