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Quayle Enjoys TV After Appendectomy

Fri., Jan. 6, 1995

A medical report after Dan Quayle’s appendectomy showed a nonmalignant growth on his appendix, the former vice president’s surgeon said Thursday.

Dr. David Canal said the benign growth - mucinous cystadenoma - was detected by a CAT scan. He said Quayle also was given blood tests, X-rays and a colonoscopy.

Quayle’s appendix was removed Wednesday at the Indiana University Medical Center. He was said to be eating regular food and enjoying television on Thursday.

Last month, Quayle was released from the hospital after eight days of treatment for blood clots in his lungs.

Quayle, 47, is expected to announce soon that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination.

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