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N.J. Governor Has Ovary, Cyst Removed

Gov. Christie Whitman underwent successful surgery Friday to remove a benign ovarian cyst and her right ovary.

The cyst on the right ovary was the size of an orange, about 5 inches across, and there was no sign of malignancy, said Dr. J. Eric Christman, director of the center for women’s cancer at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He performed the operation with two other surgeons.

“She is wide-awake right now and probably watching all of you right now on TV - if this is on TV - critiquing what I’m saying,” Christman said.

The surgery was scheduled after the cyst was found during a routine exam.

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