First Lady Melania Trump Has Surgery for Kidney Condition

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Yesterday, Melania Trump successfully underwent a medical procedure to treat what doctors are calling a “benign kidney condition.” According to reports, the First Lady is recovering without complications from the surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The White House identified the surgery as an embolization procedure, which is described by the Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Kidney Cancer as a procedure in which a sponge-like material is inserted into an artery that supplies blood to the kidney, as reported by The New York Times. This procedure is often used to stop bleeding from a benign tumor or small aneurysm, or to reverse the growth of a benign kidney tumor.

Embolization can affect healthy kidney tissue and may cause pain and swelling, and Mrs. Trump is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days to recover.

Sourced from: The New York Times