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Pope Francis’ abdominal hernia operation concluded without complications

The abdominal hernia operation to which the Pope Francisco in it Gemelli hospital in Romefor which he had to receive general anesthesia, has ended without complications, confirmed the Vatican.

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The surgical intervention is over. It has developed without complications and has lasted three hours”explains a brief statement from the Holy Seewhich at the moment has not offered more details.

The 86-year-old pope will have to stay hospitalized for a few days and the Prefecture of the Papal Householdwho manages his agenda, today canceled all his activities until next June 18.

Immediately afterwards, the Pope was transferred to the pontifical apartment of the Gemellion the tenth floor, according to the local media.

Francisco received general anesthesia, as confirmed by the Holy See in a statement this morning.

The surgical intervention was carried out by the surgeon’s team Sergio Alfieriwho already operated on his colon two years ago.

Specifically, a laparotomy was performed on a abdominal incisional herniaprobably produced after his colon operation two years ago, due to the risk that it could cause an intestinal obstruction.

He Vatican explained that “The operation, arranged in recent days by the medical team assisting the Pope, has become necessary because of an incarcerated incisional hernia that is causing subocclusive syndromes recurring, painful and getting worse.

The operation has been considered urgent after the results of the CT to which he underwent yesterday, Tuesday, and occurs after the colon intervention in July 2021.

Francisco underwent colon surgery for diverticula in the same Roman hospital on July 4, 2021, with the removal of 33 centimeters of intestine, and was discharged after 10 days, followed by a slow recovery.

This is the third time that the pope has been admitted to the Roman hospital, where he was admitted for three nights at the end of March for “acute pneumonia”.

The other Pope suffers from a problem in his right knee that forces him to walk with a cane or to move in a wheelchair and has assured on several occasions that he does not want to operate.

During a press conference on his return from a trip, he confessed that the anesthesia affected him a lot during the colon operation and “still carries some effects”. “You don’t play with anesthesia and that’s why you think it’s not convenient,” He said about that possible operation.

Source: Elcomercio

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