BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s president will undergo surgery on Tuesday to remove blood between her brain and skull that has been causing new and worrying symptoms, her physicians said.
The president’s doctors said they had ordered Cristina Fernandez on Saturday to rest for a month after discovering the subdural hematoma — a clot inside her skull that was pressuring her brain and causing headaches. In some patients, such blood clots are reabsorbed by themselves over time.
But the situation became more urgent after Fernandez, 60, felt a weakness and numbness in her upper left arm Sunday evening, according to an announcement from the Fundacion Favaloro, one of Argentina’s top cardiology hospitals.
‘‘Facing these symptoms, the team decided on surgical intervention,’’ the hospital statement said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.