(July 30, 2020 / JNS) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a nonsurgical medical procedure on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct stent” at a New York hospital, announced the nation’s highest court in a statement.
“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” according to a statement from the court.
“According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection. The justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.”
The trip to the hospital was the second this month as Ginsburg, 87, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for the treatment of a possible infection. She also announced on July 17 that her cancer has returned, though has often said that she will remain on the court as long as she is able to do the work.
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