Melania Trump
Melania Over the years, Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times

US First Lady Melania Trump on Monday morning underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, the White House is reported to have announced.

“The First Lady had a procedure called embolisation done at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre,” reports say.

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“Embolization is considered a minimally invasive surgery, and involves cutting off blood flow to a particular part of the body.

“It’s typically used to shrink a tumor or block an aneurysm … although the White House isn’t saying why Melania needed the procedure.

“They simply referred to it as ‘a benign kidney condition.”

It was learned that the mother-of-one is recovering in the hospital.

According to the White House, the former model will likely remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre outside of Washington for the rest of the week.