Melania Trump's Emergency Kidney Procedure Explained

Melania Trump hospitalized after kidney surgery

According to some close friends of the Trumps, even they were taken off guard by the news that Melania was undergoing surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a "benign kidney condition".

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, said in the statement that Trump would remain hospitalised through the week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, in Maryland.

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.

The statement vaguely described the procedure as "an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition" but offered no additional details about the first lady's condition or treatment. The president spoke with Mrs. Trump before the procedure and with her doctor afterward, the first lady's office said.

The White House says the 48-year-old first lady had the procedure Monday morning.

Melania Trump is the first USA first lady to go through such a serious medical procedure while her husband sits in the White House since Nancy Reagan had mastectomy in October 1987.

Although not many people knew about the procedure taking place, Pence said that it was "long-planned", so it was not due to an emergency.

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He went on to explain that the procedure is usually low risk, though he understood why the doctors want Trump to stay in the hospital for the remainder of the week.

The East Wing keeping her medical condition private until after the procedure was nothing unusual, the Post said.

The Internet has gone wild with speculation that Melania Trump is miserable in her role as First Lady.

He says "she is in good spirits", and adds, "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!" Grisham, who has visited the first lady, later told CBS that the first lady is "doing very well" and is in "good spirits".

Melania will spend the rest of the week in hospital.

Last week, the first lady launched her "Be Best" initiative to help children be their best selves.

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