ANR undergoes surgery, condition remains stable

Special Correspondent
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Thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who created a sensation on Saturday by declaring that he was diagnosed with cancer of the intestine, was late in the night treated for a small bowel obstruction and underwent a surgery in the ‘jejunum’ (small intestine).

Family sources said that on Saturday afternoon he complained of difficulty in consuming food and had pain and was taken to the KIMS Hospital here.

A few tests later, doctors diagnosed his condition and around 11 p.m., performed a surgical procedure that lasted for about 45 minutes.

When contacted, KIMS CEO & MD, Dr. B. Bhaskara Rao said Mr. Nageswara Rao’s condition was stable and that he was in the Intensive Care Unit.

Meanwhile, a family source said that a biopsy was taken up on Sunday and a sample tissue collected, pertaining to the cancer that doctors had detected.

“We were told that the biopsy report would come within a week, after which the team of experts attending on him will finalise how they would go about treating him for the cancer of the intestine.”

As the media glare continued on Mr. Nageswara Rao, there were frantic calls from concerned fans and well-wishers.

Family members were hesitant to take calls, and reluctantly provided information as to his condition.

His sons and grandsons reiterated their appeal that expression of concern would depress him and begged to be excused.

The thespian had difficulty in consuming food and experienced pain, say family sources



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