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Gabrielle Giffords responds well to skull surgery, doctors say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/01/2011

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Thomas H. Maugh II

"Surgeons at Tucson's University Medical Center on Monday said they had operated on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' skull Saturday to repair damage to her eye sockets caused by the bullet that passed through her head a week earlier. "The medical team had made minor repairs around her eyes when she was first brought in for surgery in order to relieve pressure on her brain, but they didn't want to spend a lot of time on it then, Dr. Michael Lemole, the neurosurgeon who was part of the trauma team that cared for her, said at a Monday news conference. ""We put it off until such time as she was through the critical period," he said. "We did want to repair it within a reasonable time to prevent complications." The gunman's bullet entered above her left eye, passed through the left hemisphere of her brain, and exited through the rear of her skull." Read on...
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"Gabrielle Giffords responds well to skull surgery, doctors say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 20/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gabrielle-giffords-responds-well-to-skull-surgery-doctors-say