Argentine president said to be doing well after brain surgery
Argentina President Cristina Fernandez arrives at a hospital in Buenos Aires on Monday. Doctors were siphoning blood from beneath Fernandez's skull on Tuesday to relieve pressure on her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.
Victoria Sanchez, a supporter of Argentina President Cristina Fernandez, cries outside the Favaloro Hospital where Fernandez is undergoing skull surgery. Experts described the procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results. But the surgery on the 60-year-old worried many Argentines, who have struggled to imagine their country with anyone else at its center.
Alfredo Scoccimarro said Tuesday that Fernandez is recovering in her hospital room and has thanked her doctors as well as supporters gathered outside who have been praying for her.
He says "the operation went very well" and that the next announcement about her health will come at midday Wednesday.
Hospital doctors report that the president's condition is "evolving favorably" after they removed a blot clot pressuring the right side of her brain.
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