Johnson update: an "intracerebral bleed"

Capitol physician says it's "premature" to assess his long-term prognosis.

By Tim Grieve
Published December 14, 2006 2:42PM (EST)

The U.S. Capitol physician has just announced that South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson is being treated for an "intracerebral bleed caused by a congenital arteriovenous malformation." He characterized the surgery Johnson underwent last night as a "successful" effort to "evacuate the blood and stabilize the malformation" but said that it is "premature to determine whether further surgery will be required or to assess any long-term prognosis."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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