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

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

The Monday statement from the office of the first lady that revealed her treatment called the procedure successful and without complication.

Unlike Monday's inclement weather motorcade return, on Tuesday he left Walter Reed at 5:41 p.m. on Marine One to return to the White House.

The first lady (48) underwent an "embolisation" procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre outside Washington on Monday morning, her office announced. "The first lady looks forward to a full recovery".

Trump is the first U.S. First Lady to undergo a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan underwent a mastectomy in 1987, CNN reported.




The most likely reason for such a procedure is to treat a benign tumor known as an angiomyolipoma, according to Mohamad Allaf, vice chairman of the urology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

President Trump spoke with his wife before the procedure and talked to the doctor after it was completed.

With the president watching, Mrs. Trump last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. She's expected to remain under hospital supervision for the rest of the week following the procedure. "So thank you and she sends her love", the president told the crowd.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said of the President's Tuesday trip to visit his wife, "This evening the President visited the First Lady at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center". In late April, she hosted her first state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, and attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston. Will be leaving hospital in two or three days.

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