posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 11:30 AM
President Clinton, 58, is to have a low risk surgery to have scar tissue removed do to a build up of fluid and inflammation which has also caused the
collapse of the lower left lung. A relatively rare problem but a full recovery is expected. The lung collapse has caused some discomfort but he has
been in good spirits. Is this a sign of future complications?
The low-risk procedure will take place Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Clinton is expected to make a
"full functional recovery" and will remain hospitalized for three to 10 days, doctors said.
The procedure, known as a decortication, will remove scar tissue that has developed as a result of fluid buildup and inflammation, causing compression
and collapse of the lower lobe of the left lung, his office said. The surgery will be done either through a small incision or with a video-assisted
thoracoscope inserted between ribs.
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Let's hope Billy pulls through OK.
[edit on 8-3-2005 by d1k]