Argentine president undergoes vocal cord surgery

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks during a joint press conference with Chile's president, at the presidential residence, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president has undergone a brief surgery to extract a polyp in a vocal cord that caused him difficulty speaking.

The presidency said Tuesday that Mauricio Macri had a 10-minute procedure at an ear, nose and throat doctor's office in Buenos Aires. He then returned to the presidential palace to continue with his duties.

The 57-year-old president underwent knee surgery in June and was also briefly hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat. In February, he was forced to rest after he cracked a rib playing with his young daughter.

Macri took office last December.

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