Prime Minister Kishida says sinus surgery went smoothly

岸田総理 副鼻腔炎で手術 松野官房長官が臨時代理

TOKYO, Feb 11 (NHK) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had sinus surgery at a Tokyo hospital on Saturday to treat chronic sinusitis that has caused him to have a stuffy nose since last year.

“The surgery went smoothly and I have returned to my official residence,” Kishida said in his tweet Saturday night. “Thank you very much everyone for your concerns and encouragement.”

He also thanked his surgeon and other medical staff at the hospital.

His stuffy nose while speaking at meetings, parliamentary sessions and news conferences has been cited by local media, including some that speculated it was an aftereffect of COVID-19, which he contracted last summer.

He told reporters Friday that since he had been diagnosed having chronic sinusitis with polyps, he was treated with medicine but decided to undergo surgery “in order to be in perfect health.” ...continue reading

Feb 11 (ANNnewsCH) - 岸田総理大臣は11日、慢性副鼻腔(ふくびくう)炎の治療で手術を受けるため都内の病院に入りました。  ...continue reading

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