Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Medical Procedure At Hospital

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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a nonsurgical medical procedure in New York City and expects to be released from a hospital there by the end of the week, the Supreme Court said Wednesday night.

The court said in a statement that the 87-year-old Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive procedure to “revise a bile duct stent” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The stent had originally been placed last August, when Ginsburg was treated for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

The statement said that, according to Ginsburg’s 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 procedure follows another one earlier this month at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to clean out the stent. Ginsburg had gone to the hospital after experiencing fever and chills and was treated for a possible infection.

The statement from the court Wednesday said that Ginsburg “is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.”

Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the nine-member court, announced earlier this month that she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. The liberal justice, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer, said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver.

(AP)


7 COMMENTS

  1. B”yh she should have a refuah shelamah and be around in January 2021 when President-Elect Biden announces his nominee for her replacement on the Court. I’d speculate that having the incumbent in the office has given her the chizuk to hang on for another year.

  2. Gadolhadorah-you insist on writing your filthy opinions on this venue!!! how dare you support this despiser of G-d!! You despicable leftist libtard demonrat despisers of G-d Almighty!!! supporters of infanticide, lgbtq, filthy freaks who live to anger G-d. For you to support these filth bags and despise our spectacular president who loves Jews and the state of Israel not to mention his miraculous rebuilding of our economy,and his courageous confrontation of all the worlds’ bad actors shows what a moronic fool you are!!!

  3. In a true Bolshevik style this evil woman is willing to sacrifice her own health for the Marxist ideals of destroying America and Western civilization. Instead of taking care of her health she is clinging to her bench in order to prevent new appointee Judge that may revert her evil deeds she worked most of her life for. This rasha should resign imitatively and do techuvah before it is too late.

  4. It is not a surprise on this forum that Fakehadorah is cheering for senile corrupt plagiarist rapist. Now i can understand what Uncle Joe meant by ” lying, dog-faced pony soldier”.

  5. To stevehynes: Where in the Torah and Talmud does it permit you and the rest of us to call people filthy freaks, filth bags, libtards, demonrats and moronic fools?