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Former President Carter has elective surgery on liver

OFfice says prognosis for full recovery 'excellent'

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado August 25, 2008.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado August 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter underwent an elective surgery at Emory University Hospital and his prognosis is “excellent” for a full recovery, The Carter Center said in a statement on Monday.

Carter, the 39th U.S. president, had an operation to remove a small mass in his liver, the center said.

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