UCLA Doctor Discusses Mary Tyler Moore’s Brain Surgery
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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — UCLA Physician Nader Pouratian, Ph.D visited the KCAL9 set at 2 p.m. Monday to discuss the procedure Mary Tyler Moore recently underwent and her recovery.
The veteran sitcom star is said to be “recovering nicely” after surgery to remove a benign tumor on the lining of her brain, according to her representative.
Spokeswoman Erica Tarin says Moore will require no additional treatment after the four-hour procedure. Tarin would not specify when the surgery took place or where.
The procedure was to remove a meningioma, a slow-growing tumor in the membranes that cover the brain. Meningiomas usually occur in older adults and are mostly benign.
The 74-year-old Moore won fame as housewife Laura Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke” show in the 1960s, then went on to even greater success starring in her own long-running sitcom.
To learn more about Dr. Pouratian, visit the UCLA Health System Web site.
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