Melania Trump undergoes procedure 'to treat a benign kidney condition'

Melania Trump undergoes procedure 'to treat a benign kidney condition'

Melania Trump undergoes procedure 'to treat a benign kidney condition'

While the particulars of Melania Trump's kidney condition aren't yet known, Dr. Mohamad Allaf, the director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urological Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, said patients most commonly undergo the procedure if they have "a benign kidney tumor, a growth in the kidney".

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But both made a point of displaying affection during last week's Rose Garden event where she announced the "Be Best" initiative.

The first lady is 48 years old. Trump had undergone embolization to treat kidney disease.

The facility has provided medical care to many presidents and their families. Grisham said that soon he will visit his wife in hospital.

"(This is) more for monitoring afterwards", Rogers said.

President Trump-who recently joked that his wife would be the next to "leave" the White House-has yet to release a public statement (or tweet) concerning the matter.

USA media reported that her husband, Donald Trump, is due to visit her in hospital later in the day. He got out of the helicopter and climbed into an SUV, waving to reporters but declining to speak. The procedure was successful, and there were no complications.

She is the first United States first lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987.

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A sign at the gate to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018.

Jerry McCauley, chief of nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University, said two relatively common kidney conditions can be diagnosed with imaging and treated with embolization: a vascular malformation or a benign mass called angiomyolipoma.

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"Usually, with embolisation there is over a 90% success rate", he said.

The White House did not offer any additional details on Mrs. Trump's condition.

Before Melania, Nancy Reagan was the last first lady to have surgery.

Mrs Trump will spend the rest of the week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre after an operation.

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