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Surgery on TN CM ’successful’

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 13:13 IST

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday “successfully” underwent a minimal invasive surgery to relieve pain in the spinal cord and his condition is stable, hospital sources said.

“The operation started by 7.30 am and lasted till 11 am. It was successful and there is nothing to worry about. His condition is stable,” they said.

The 84-year-old DMK President was admitted to Ramachandra Hospital on January 26 for treatment of the muscle strain that had been causing pain in his spinal cord.

A team of doctors, including Dr A Jaiswal who flew in from Delhi on Saturday, decided to perform the surgery as there was no relief from the pain, caused by a muscle strain. The decision to perform the surgery was taken after an MRI scan was done.

A 14-member team of doctors, headed by orthopaedic specialist Dr S S K Marthandam, has already been constituted to monitor Karunanidhi’s health condition.