Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thai King Treated for Swollen Intestine in Hospital, Palace Says

Thailand's palace said on Tuesday, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been treated for a swollen intestine and remains in hospital after surgery to remove his gall bladder in October. The health of the king, 86, is a subject of keen public concern as he is revered by many Thais as a pillar of national unity and morality especially in times of crisis. The palace said in a statement, doctors found the swelling in a scan after the king suffered stomach pain, a fever and his breathing quickened.

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