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Argentina's President to Undergo Surgery
Written by Laura Schneider · Translated by Silvia Viñas On 8 October 2013 @ 12:26 pm | 2 Comments
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President Cristina Fernández will undergo surgery today, October 8, to drain a brain hematoma.
Fernández was diagnosed with a subdual hematoma , bleeding in the brain, on October 5.
The Presidency's official website  [es] published a statement  [es] from Fundación Favaloro, the hospital where Fernández will be operated. The statement indicates that the doctor's suggestion to rest “had to be modified” because on October 6 she felt “a sensation of ‘tingling’ in her left arm”:
Faced with such symptoms, our team went to the residence of Olivos to carry out a physical and neurological examination, noting a transient and slight loss of muscle strength in the same upper limb.
The statement concludes:
In light of this, the [medical] team indicated surgery. The surgery consists of basically draining the hematoma.
Netizens in Argentina have been showing their support through the hashtag #FuerzaCristina. 
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URLs in this post:
 subdual hematoma: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000713.htm
 official website: http://www.presidencia.gob.ar/
 statement: http://www.presidencia.gob.ar/informacion/actividad-oficial/26775-la-presidenta-sera-operada-manana-en-clinica-favaloro
 #FuerzaCristina.: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FuerzaCristina&src=tren&f=realtime
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