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Denmark’s Prince Joachim to recover fully from brain clot – palace

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Denmark’s Prince Joachim to recover fully from brain clot – palace

PRINCE JOACHIM. This file photo taken on August 28, 2018 shows Prince Joachim of Denmark arriving at the Amalienborg Castle in central Copenhagen. File photo by Jacques Witt/AFP

The Palace says Prince Joachim's blood clot in his brain 'was due to a sudden dissection of an artery, and the hospital's medical team assesses that the risk of recurrence is very small when the artery has healed'

Denmark’s Prince Joachim, youngest son of Queen Margrethe II, is expected to recover fully from a brain clot, following surgery last week, the palace said on Tuesday, July 28.

The 51-year-old royal family member underwent emergency surgery on Friday at Toulouse University Hospital in southern France.

Joachim, 6th in line to the Danish throne, was holidaying with his family at Cayx, a chateau the royal family owns in southwestern France, when he was taken ill.

“After the recent days of hospitalization and treatment in the intensive care unit, it is the doctors’ assessment that Prince Joachim will not have any physical effects or other injuries as a result of the blood clot,” the palace said in a statement.

The prince was expected to be moved out of the intensive care unit shortly, but would remain in hospital “for some time to come”.

“The blood clot in the brain was due to a sudden dissection of an artery, and the hospital’s medical team assesses that the risk of recurrence is very small when the artery has healed,” the palace said. – Rappler.com