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Brazilian legend Pele recovering in hospital after prostate surgery

Brazil's most famous footballing son and 3-time World Cup winner Pele is currently in hospital, recovering from prostate surgery.

News 08 May 2015, 12:01 IST
Pele currently recovering in hospital after prostate surgery

Rio de Janerio, May 8 (IANS) Football legend Pele is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery to his prostate gland, according to a medical statement. The 74-year-old underwent a procedure to treat hyperplasia, a condition that enlarges organs through cell proliferation, Xinhua reported.

He remains in a stable condition at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital. The hospital statement said doctors had performed a transurethral resection of the prostate, an operation that involves cutting away a section of the gland.

It is the second time in less than six months that Pele has been hospitalised. The three-time World Cup winner was treated for a urinary infection in November after having kidney stones removed.

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