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Montevideo, November 20th 2018 - 11:35 UTC

Tag: Surgery

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Ciro Gomes leaves hospital following minor prostate surgery

    Gomes had been campaigning in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday morning before being admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo in the afternoon having felt pain.

    Brazil presidential election candidate Ciro Gomes left hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, a day after undergoing surgery on his prostate. Currently running third in opinion polls ahead of the October 7 election first round, 60-year-old Gomes underwent a minimally invasive procedure that involved the “cauterization of blood vessels,” his center-left PDT party said in a statement.

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Bolsonaro undergoes further surgery to drain liquid from abdomen

    The extreme right presidential candidate at his hospital bed

    Brazilian extreme right presidential candidate Jain Bolsonaro, who was stabbed during a political rally over a week ago and has since been under intensive care in the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, had to undergo another emergency invasive intervention following high fever and accumulation of liquid in his abdomen.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    First ever genital transplant performed at John Hopkins University in Maryland

    The team of 11 surgeons performed the transplant over 14 hours on 26 March. Dr WP Andrew Lee, is head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins

    A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.