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MEDICAL REPORT

<i> Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press</i>

Carroll O’Connor, who had been scheduled to be discharged Monday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after coronary bypass surgery on March 11, instead underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder Monday morning. Later in the day, a hospital spokesman said the new surgery had been uneventful and that the 63-year-old actor had tolerated it “very well.” O’Connor was taken to general intensive care and is expected to be hospitalized for another week to 10 days. He developed abdominal discomfort Saturday, and when the symptoms did not resolve with medical therapy, the surgery was recommended. Physicians said the gallbladder problem was not directly connected to O’Connor’s recent bypass, adding that in fact, having had the coronary obstructions corrected, he could more safely tolerate the additional surgery.


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