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Melania Trump will be hospitalized for a week due to benign kidney condition

First lady Melania Trump underwent surgery Monday for a "benign kidney condition," the White House announced in a statement.

Trump, 48, is "likely" to stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week, the White House said, though the surgery "was successful and there were no complications." The "embolization procedure" is one of the most serious medical procedures performed on a first lady since Nancy Reagan's mastectomy in 1987, reports CNN.

"The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere," the White House said. President Trump reportedly remained at the White House during the first lady's surgery.