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Trump speaks on wife’s condition as she remains in hospital after kidney procedure

US First Lady, Melania Trump was admitted in hospital Monday in order to undergo a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

President Trump said Tuesday that his wife is “doing really well” and will be leaving the hospital in “2 or 3 days.”

“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!” Trump tweeted.

The first lady underwent the embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement Monday. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”

The procedure involves cuttng off blood supply to a tumor, aneurysm or abnormal growth, typically growing in the kidney or liver, to shrink it.

A benign abnormal growth is non-cancerous and would not spread to the rest of the body.

 

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