Hussein surgery

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The Independent Online
ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA (Reuter) - Doctors at the Mayo Clinic yesterday removed the left kidney of Jordan's King Hussein and cleared a blockage of his urinary tract.

Tests were conducted on tissue removed from the 57-year-old king's ureter, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, a hospital spokesman said. He declined to detail the nature of the tests.

Petra, Jordan's state-run news agency, said the King was expected to undergo more tests in the next seven to 10 days, during which time his brother, Crown Prince Hassan, would act as regent.