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King Hussein had Cancerous Cells Removed; No Recurrence Feared

August 23, 1992

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Doctors removed malignant cancer cells from Jordan’s King Hussein at the Mayo Clinic and the monarch was expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman said Sunday.

″It was contained totally and it had not spread anywhere else,″ said Mohammad Adwan, the king’s chief of protocol.

The 56-year-old king of the Middle East nation bordering Israel was expected to leave the hospital within days.

The surgery Thursday removed a blockage that had caused a narrowing of the ureter, a muscular tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. Hussein’s left kidney also was removed.

During Hussein’s reign, which began in 1953 when he was 17, Jordan has developed from a resource-poor land into a relatively prosperous nation.

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