Trump arrives at hospital to visit first lady

Frederick Owens
May 15, 2018

The first lady has undergone a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

President Donald Trump stayed behind in the White House, officials said, since his travel to the hospital could have meant a press pool would have camped out during the private medical procedure.

"Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania".

Urologists, however, said that the most common condition for which an embolization procedure is used would be for angiomyolipoma, a benign growth of fat and muscle in the kidney.

Embolizations are often conducted to treat cancerous tumors, but Grisham said the 48-year-old first lady's kidney condition was "benign".

Mrs. Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, released a statement Monday saying that the first lady will likely remain hospitalized for the rest of the week as she recovers. "The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere", she continued.

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U.S. media reported that her husband, Donald Trump, is due to visit her in hospital later in the day.

President Donald Trump has arrived at a military hospital near Washington to visit his wife, Melania, who underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

Dr. David G. Warnock, an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a past president of the kidney foundation, said doctors frequently perform an embolization if a biopsy or other diagnostic procedure causes bleeding.

CNN interviewed its chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, to gain some insight into what was afflicting the First Lady. But both made a point of displaying affection during last week's Rose Garden event where the first lady announced her "Be Best" initiative.

He says "she is in good spirits", and adds, "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!"

"The procedure was successful and there were no complications".

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