Doctors Remove Two Tumors from Willy Brandt’s Intestine
BONN, Germany (AP) _ Willy Brandt, the former West German chancellor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, underwent surgery today for the removal of two tumors from his intestine.
A medical bulletin issued by the Cologne University clinic said the operation was a success and ″the patient is doing well.″
Brandt, 78, had been released just a week earlier from the hospital after a five-day stay. He had a colon tumor removed at the hospital in October.
Results of tests on the intestinal tumors were expected ″next week at the earliest,″ the hospital said.
Brandt is one of Germany’s most popular politicians. He served as chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974 and won the Noble Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to ease East-West tensions.
He resigned after disclosures that one of his closest aides was a spy for East Germany.
Brandt is honorary chairman of the opposition Social Democrats and a member of the German Parliament.