Personal physician O & # 39; Connor: US President Biden removed a potentially precancerous adenoma Biden during a colonoscopy. He was recognized as a tubular adenoma – a benign, but potentially precancerous tumor that does not require further intervention, RIA Novosti reports, citing a statement by the politician's personal physician Kevin O'Connor.
“President Biden was removed from the ascending intestine 3- a millimeter benign-looking polyp … The sample taken for histological examination was identified as a tubular adenoma, similar to the polyp that was removed from him in 2008, “- according to a press release from the White House, issued with the permission of the US President. p>
O'Connor added that tubular adenoma is a benign and slowly growing mass that is considered to be a “potentially precancerous lesion.” Now the president does not require further intervention, in this case it is recommended to carry out “routine observations.”
On November 19, Biden underwent a colonoscopy — an examination of the colon — and returned to duty. During anesthesia, he handed over his powers to Vice President Kamala Harris, who became the first woman in the history of the United States to hold presidential duties. On November 20, Biden had a polyp removed: the operation went smoothly.