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Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition

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Danielle Haynes
First lady Melania Trump had surgery Monday to treat what her communications director described as a benign kidney condition. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
First lady Melania Trump had surgery Monday to treat what her communications director described as a "benign kidney condition." Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo

May 14 (UPI) -- First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said.

Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady had an embolization procedure, which starves the blood supply to the affected area.

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"The procedure was successful and there were no complications," Grisham said, adding that Trump would likely remain at the hospital for the rest of the week.

"The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere."

Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI

President Donald Trump traveled via Marine One later in the evening to visit his wife.

"Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!" he wrote on Twitter.

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