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Trump pays return visit to hospitalised first lady

AP  |  Washington 

visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital today as she continues to recover after a kidney procedure.

said earlier that the is "doing really well" and that he expected her back at the before the end of the week. He arrived by helicopter at outside today.

He also visited on Monday after doctors performed the "embolization" procedure.

"is doing really well. She's watching us right now," said today as he spoke at an annual tribute to killed in the line of duty.

"And I want to thank the incredible doctors. ... They did a fantastic job," Trump added.

At the Capitol later, where he joined Republican senators at their weekly lunch, Trump reiterated that his wife is "really doing well."

Trump had tweeted yesterday that his wife "will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days." Her had said in a statement Monday that the was likely to remain hospitalised for "the duration of the week." The said the procedure was "successful" but withheld details of the first lady's condition, citing her privacy.

Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump's condition said the most likely explanation for the procedure is a type of noncancerous kidney called an

They're not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr. of Mrs. Trump is 48.

The "treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply to shrink the growth, said Dr. of MedStar Doctors do that with an snaking a into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 03:35 IST