Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

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Posted: Dec 26, 2018 10:15 AM
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Tuesday following a planned surgery to remove two malignant cancerous nodules from her lungs.

"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home," Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, told reporters in an email Wednesday.

On Friday, the court’s public information office announced that the 85-year-old justice had undergone the procedure and was recovering comfortably.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City,” the statement said. “Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7.”

“Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease," the court added. "Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned."

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Ginsburg, the court's oldest justice and a previous two-time cancer survivor, reportedly worked from the hospital Sunday following her surgery.

The court will reconvene on Jan. 7 following its winter break.