Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized after undergoing non-surgical surgery.
The court’s press office said justice was resting comfortably and was expected to be released by the end of the week.
“Justice Ginsburg today underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent, which was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” the court said. “According to her doctors, stent revisions are common and the procedure, which is performed using endoscopy and medical imaging, was performed to minimize the risk of future infection.”
Earlier this month, Ginsburg said she was being treated for recurrence of the cancer, but would remain in court.
“A regular examination in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions in my liver,”; she said in a statement, adding that the course of chemotherapy had “yielded positive results.” She said she would continue the two-week chemotherapy, but is able to continue the “active daily routine.”
Ginsburg, 87, is the second longest judge in court after Clarence Thomas. It was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993.
Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital earlier this month to treat a possible infection. The court said she underwent an endoscopic procedure to clean the bile duct stent.