One of the world’s most adversarial leaders is in critical condition as of Sunday morning.
According to international reports, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba following emergency surgery, is in critical, but stable condition.
Chavez’s government has said he was operated on for a pelvic abscess on June 10 and is recovering well. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the pelvic abscess is the end stage in the progression of a genital tract infection and is frequently an unnecessary complication. It can grow quite large without immediate detection.
Intensive medical management including the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, posterior colpotomy, and major surgery involving a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, all have their place in the management of this condition.
Such surgery, however necessary, is often associated with profound physical and emotional effects in addition to the economic consequences associated with such therapy. While Chavez might not personally experience any financial fallout from the recovery, it remains to be seen whether he suffers any of the typical emotional and physical results.
The president’s brother seems confident Chavez, who is frequently referred to as a dictator, will be just fine. He has told Venezuelan state media that Chavez could return to Caracas in about two weeks.
For more information on pelvic abscesses, click here. If you think you might be suffering from this condition, you will want to check with a gastroenterologist. Check with your family physician for a referral. There are several reputable gastroenterology clinics in Huntsville, including Huntsville Gastroenterology.