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Mary Tyler Moore to undergo Brain Surgery

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Veteran TV star, Mary Tyler Moore is set to undergo a brain surgery for the removal of meningioma. This is a type of tumor arises in the meninges which surrounds the brain and the spinal cord and also protects the outer membrane of brain.

One of the representatives stated that Mary Tyler Moore made the decision to proceed with the fairly routine procedure by the recommendation of her neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Mary’s spokeswoman, Alla Plotkin said that the date for the surgery has not yet been set. However, two neurosurgeons who are not involved in the Moore’s care have agreed that Mary is not probably having danger from the meningioma.

Dr. Arno H. Fried, in the department of neurosurgery at Hacken University Medical Center in Hackensack stated that the tumor is one of the most common brain tumors in adults and they are compassionate in many cases completely removable by a surgery. He added about the tumor that it is slow emerging and every now and then are watched for a while to determine if it needs to be removed. He stated that it is a common operation for a neurosurgeon who observes the brain tumor cases as a significant part of their practice.

Mary Tyler Moore is well known for her starring roles in two popular TV comedies such as ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ during 1960s and ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ during 1970s. Moore is the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. She was also nominated for an Oscar for her role in 1981’s Ordinary People.

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