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Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after 'non-surgical' gallbladder treatment

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday after undergoing a non-surgical treatment for a gallbladder condition but expects to participate in a. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday after undergoing a "non-surgical" treatment for a gallbladder condition but expects to participate in a. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

May 5 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday after undergoing treatment for a benign gallbladder condition, the court said.

The Supreme Court issued a statement saying Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" after the treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and plans to participate in an oral argument teleconference tomorrow morning from the hospital.

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Ginsburg expects to stay in the hospital for "a day or two" the court said.

She underwent a non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis after undergoing outpatient tests that confirmed a gallstone had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.

Ginsburg, 87, was hospitalized in November after being admitted for chills and a fever. She previously treated for a tumor on her pancreas in August and has been treated for colon and pancreatic cancer in the past.

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