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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro undergoes Operation, a year after knife attack

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday to fix an abdominal stomach, his fourth surgery because being stabbed in the gut one year ago in a campaign rally, his physicians said.

The surgery at Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital continued over five hours, the medical center reported in a statement signed by his physician, Antonio Luiz Macedo.

He explained a substantial portion of Bolsonaro’s gut had to be removed after it was firmly attached to the stomach wall. Doctors used a net enhancement to strengthen muscle tissue, Macedo added.

He explained about 10% of individuals who experience such abdominal operation create a hernia, but while there was a prospect of a new hernia, then it was improbable.

Bolsonaro is anticipated to spend five days in the hospital and needs to have the ability to travel by airplane after a week, Macedo said.

Vice President Hamilton Mourao temporarily assumed the powers of the presidency on Sunday and will stay in office until Thursday, a presidential spokesman said.

Bolsonaro was stabbed September 6, 2018, in a campaign rally at the state of Minas Gerais with a 41-year-old guy, who had been proven to be delusional and emotionally unfit for trial.

The assailant, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, has been held at the psychiatric unit of a maximum-security prison.