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Mary Tyler Moore To Undergo Brain Surgery To Remove Tumor

Mary Tyler Moore is undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor near her brain.

"Mary Tyler Moore went in for an elective surgery to remove a meningioma, which is a benign tumor of the lining tissue of the brain," says her spokesperson.

"At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure."

The doctor made the recommendation since many types of benign tumors have the potential to become malignant. Meningiomas are the second most common primary neoplasm of the central nervous system.

The 73-year-old, who is best known for playing Mary Richards on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', most recently did a guest spot opposite Betty White on the season premiere of 'Hot in Cleveland'.

May 13, 2011 |

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