Spain's King Juan Carlos undergoes lung surgery after growth discovered during checkup
Associated Press via metronews / HAROLD HECKLE,

MADRID - King Juan Carlos of Spain successfully underwent lung surgery to remove a small benign growth, doctors said Saturday.

The 72-year-old monarch had a two-hour operation in a hospital in Barcelona and was recovering well, Dr. Laureano Molins Lopez-Rodo said.

"It's good news, the lesion is benign," Molins said at a post-operation press conference, adding that there were "no malign cells" in tissue removed from the upper part of the king's right lung.

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