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Georgia Neurosurgical Institute doctor explains Jimmy Carter surgery

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MACON, Ga. (WGXA) – Doctors of the Georgia Neurosurgical Institute talked us through former president Jimmy Carter’s brain surgery this week.

His representatives say the two recent falls in his Georgia home caused a subdural hematoma.

A subdural hematoma happens when a blood vessel near the surface of the brain bursts. Blood then collects between the brain and its tough outer layers, causing pressure.

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