Melania Trump Hospitalized After Undergoing Surgery for a 'Benign Kidney Condition'

Melania Trump Hospitalized After Undergoing Surgery for a 'Benign Kidney Condition'

Fans of Melania Trump were shocked to discover the first lady was hospitalized after having an operation on one of her kidneys on Monday.

She had an embolisation procedure on Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre outside Washington, her staff said.

The statement only specifies that Mrs. Trump had a benign kidney condition.

The goal of an embolization is to cut off blood flow to an area, such as a tumor or abnormal growth, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. "The procedure was successful, and there were no complications", White House Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

A White House official told Fox News that the president spoke with his wife before the procedure, and spoke with her doctor afterwards.

Just when she started to show her more busy face as the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Melania Trump has been hit by health ailment. "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!" he wrote in a tweet.

Normally, this is an outpatient procedure, but the first lady will be recovering the rest of the week in the hospital.

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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.

Trump was initially hesitant to shift base from NY to Washington DC since it would mean midyear changing of school of Barron, her son with US President Donald Trump. Dr. Craig Rogers, the head of Henry Ford Hospital's Renal Surgery said she likely had some painful symptoms.

"The treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply so the growth shrinks, added Dr. Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Melania Trump last week announced her latest initiative, "Be Best", during a speech in the White House's Rose Garden. In case, a sedation is needed, patients are mostly given a general anaesthetic.

Last week, the first lady, who's 48, unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which addresses the well-being of children, social media and opioid abuse.

According to Elizabeth Kavaler, a urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, the first lady may have a common, benign tumor of the kidney called an angiomyolipoma, or AML. She and Barron moved to the White House last June.

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