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Doctors differ on how long Argentine president will need to recover from skull surgery

  • Maria Muzzopappa, a supporter of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, stands outside the Favaloro Hospital where Fernandez is undergoing surgery on her skull to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain, months after she suffered an unexplained head injury in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Experts described the procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Maria Muzzopappa, a supporter of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, stands outside the Favaloro Hospital where Fernandez is undergoing surgery on her skull to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain, months after she suffered an unexplained head injury in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Experts described the procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez celebrate after hearing presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announce that Fernandez is in good spirits after a successful surgery outside the Favaloro Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Hospital doctors report that the president's condition is "evolving favorably" after they removed a blot clot pressuring the right side of her brain. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Supporters of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez celebrate after hearing presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announce that Fernandez is in good spirits after a successful surgery outside the Favaloro Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Hospital doctors report that the president's condition is "evolving favorably" after they removed a blot clot pressuring the right side of her brain. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A picture of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez hangs outside the Favaloro Hospital where she is undergoing surgery on her skull months after she suffered an unexplained head injury in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Fernandez was diagnosed with "chronic subdural hematoma," or fluid trapped between the skull and brain. Doctors initially prescribed a month's rest, but decided surgery was required after she complained of numbness and weakness in her upper left arm Sunday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    A picture of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez hangs outside the Favaloro Hospital where she is undergoing surgery on her skull months after she suffered an unexplained head injury in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Fernandez was diagnosed with "chronic subdural hematoma," or fluid trapped between the skull and brain. Doctors initially prescribed a month's rest, but decided surgery was required after she complained of numbness and weakness in her upper left arm Sunday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

The doctors who removed a blood clot from the brain of Argentina's president say she's improving without complications. But they are giving few details.

Wednesday's three-sentence report says Cristina Fernandez's vital signs are "normal," her spirits are "very good" and she'll begin eating later Wednesday.

Her spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro appeared briefly and added only that she slept well and "sends a big kiss to all the Argentines."

The announcement did nothing to answer questions about how long Argentines will be without their charismatic leader in charge.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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