Argentinian president's head injury requires surgery

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo surgery today to remove an accumulation of blood in her skull following a blow eight weeks ago, according to a statement issued by the hospital where she is being treated.

Fernandez, 60, entered the Favaloro Foundation clinic in Buenos Aires on Monday, two days after her medical team had advised her to rest for a month. Sunday, the president complained of tingling in her left arm which prompted doctors to recommend the operation, according to the statement.

Fernandez sustained a head trauma, for which initial tests had been negative, on Aug. 12, the day after primaries for Oct. 27 midterm elections, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said in a statement Oct. 5.