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Melania Trump undergoes embolisation procedure to treat 'benign kidney condition'

15 May 2018

He did, however, speak with the first lady before her surgery, and afterward, he spoke with her doctor. When the announcement was made that Melania Trump had kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center, the world was collectively shocked.

The relationship between Donald Trump and Melania Trump has reportedly been shaky for sometime.

In the embolism, the doctor inserts the catheter as part of the procedure to deliberately occlude the blood vessel and cut off the blood supply to the affected area.

Usually, the procedure is minor enough that general anesthesia is not needed.

We are told it is a fairly routine procedure. This can be used to shrink tumors or block an aneurysm.

"When I hear benign kidney condition, most of the time, you're thinking a cyst and a cyst is basically a fluid-filled structure that can sometimes develop on top of the kidney, or within the kidney", CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said.

Without treatment, vascular malformations can bleed abruptly and become life-threatening, while angiomyolipomas can grow, causing pain and bleeding, explained McCauley, who is not involved in the first lady's medical care.

The surgery was successful, according to the White House, but Melania will have to remain in the hospital the rest of hte week.

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"They are more common in women".

Before the formal dinner, Mrs. Trump caught the nation's attention when she wore a statement-making white Michael Kors suit with elegant spike heels and a white, wide-brimmed sun hat.

Ahead of her admission to the hospital for the surgery on Monday, Melania Trump took to Twitter to wish mothers a Happy Mother's Day with a pink rose-filled tweet.

The White House has not offered any additional details on the first lady's condition. The delayed visit only fans the flames about rumors that the Trump's marriage is on the rocks. Which isn't surprising considering she didn't want to be the first lady for that same reason. In any case, here is hoping for a quick recovery for the First Lady and best wishes to her family, most especially her son Barron Trump. She had a Mastectomy in 1987.

"Then again don't see her, she may recover faster not being reminded this is what she'll get out of the hospital to see", a social media user wrote.

Next: Here's a list of problems that could be affecting her kidneys.

Mrs Trump, 48, had the embolisation procedure on Monday morning.

Malignant hypertension due to end-stage renal failure.

Melania Trump undergoes embolisation procedure to treat 'benign kidney condition'