WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump underwent an "embolization procedure" to treat a benign kidney condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said on Monday.
The White House said the surgery was successful with no complications, and that the first lady would most likely remain in the hospital for the duration of the week, according to CNN.
During an embolization procedure, blood supply is cut to a certain part of the body, in order to stop oxygen flow to the affected area.
One instance where a benign kidney growth would require an embolization procedure is with an angiomyolipoma, a benign collection of fat and muscle .
According to CBS News, embolizations can also be used to treat aneurysms, or artery bulges, and arteriovenous malformation, or abnormal artery and vein connections.