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Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital

First lady Melania Trump speaks during the launch of her
First lady Melania Trump speaks during the launch of her "Be Best" initiatives on Monday, May 7, 2018 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday and is expected to stay in the hospital for several days, her spokeswoman said. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and will remain at Walter Reed medical center for the rest of the week, the first lady’s office said.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Mrs. Trump, 48, underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition.”The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” Grisham said. “The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”

President Trump was expected to visit her at the hospital, which is located in Bethesda, Maryland, a Washington suburb, a White House official said.

“The president spoke with the first lady before the procedure, and the president has spoken with the doctor after the procedure,” another White House official said.

The Slovenian-born first lady last week rolled out an agenda for her White House work focused on helping children.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Jonathan Oatisand Leslie Adler)

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